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Submissions Encouraged for Select Committee on Temporary Migration Inquiry

   Thursday 27th February, 2020

The Select Committee on Temporary Migration has established an inquiry to report on the impact of temporary migration on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions.

As temporary migration has been noted by many RDA Committees as a key contributor to regional economic development, interested parties in Gippsland are invited to make a submission.

Submissions to the inquiry are due by 5 March 2020. The full terms of reference are listed at the bottom of this article.

There is no requirement to address the full terms of reference and you may choose to comment only on the terms of reference that are of interest or relevance to you.

The committee prefers submissions to be submitted online, via the link below: []

Alternatively, submissions may be sent by email to as an attached Adobe PDF or MS Word format document.

E-mailed and hardcopy submissions should include your name, phone number and postal address (in the email, not the submission) so that the sender can verified them and/or contacted.

Please note that on receipt, submissions become committee documents and are made public only after a decision of the committee.

Publication of submissions includes uploading them to the internet where they are available to the public, including to the media and other interested stakeholders.

The committee will normally make submissions public unless there is a request for confidentiality. If you would like your submission, or part of it, to be kept confidential, please make this request clear in the submission.

Any person making a submission must not release the submission without the approval of the committee. Submissions are covered by parliamentary privilege; however the unauthorised disclosure of a submission is not protected.

Information on Senate Committees, including notes to assist in the preparation of submissions is available at

If you have any questions about making a submission, or about the inquiry more generally, please contact the Committee Secretariat on (02) 6277 3585 or email

More information about this Committee is available at

Terms of Reference

On 5 December 2019, the Senate resolved to establish a Select Committee on Temporary Migration, to inquire into and report on the impact temporary migration has on the Australian economy, wages and jobs, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions, with particular reference to:

a. government policy settings, including their impact on the employment prospects and social cohesion of Australians;
b. the impact of temporary skilled and unskilled migration on Australia’s labour market;
c. policy responses to challenges posed by temporary migration;
d. whether permanent migration offers better long-term benefits for Australia’s economy, Australian workers and social cohesion;
e. the impact of wage theft, breaches of workplace rights and conditions, modern slavery and human trafficking on temporary migrants;