Submission to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)
We welcome the opportunity to make a written submission to the Independent Inquiry into Insecure Work in Australia (the Inquiry) from existing research conducted in the area of insecure work and its consequences. The following is based on a report entitled Centrelink Prosecution at the Employment/Benefit Nexus: A Case Study of Wollongong1 . This research report addresses the scope of the Inquiry and specifically considers the effect of insecure work on financial security and the social and economic cost of insecure work to employees, employers, government and the Australian community. In particular it examines the effects of unpredictable and fluctuating pay on the recipients of income at the employment/benefit nexus.