WAGE THEFT INQUIRY
59. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the
Minister for Industrial Relations:
I refer to the government's
inquiry into wage theft that is commencing in February 2019.
(1) Does the
inquiry include provisions for seeking public submissions?
(2) If yes to
(1), through what methods?
(3) If no to (1),
will the government consider seeking public submissions?
(4) Is the
minister considering introducing legislation as a way of combating wage theft?
(5) If yes to
(4), when is it anticipated any legislation would be introduced?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
The Minister for Industrial Relations has provided the following answer.
(1) Yes. The
inquiry into wage theft in Western Australia includes provisions for seeking
submissions will be able to be provided to the inquiry via email to
email@example.com or by post. In addition, an online survey form
on the inquiry website will allow workers to provide details of their
experiences of wage theft.
(4) Once the
inquiry has been completed, the government will consider the findings and any recommendations
made by the inquiry.