Submission to the Productivity Commission regarding the Geographic Labour Mobility Issues Paper


September 2013

The Business Council of Australia has made a submission to the Productivity Commission’s study into geographic labour mobility.

The BCA recommends the following government actions to reduce the costs of relocating people to where the new jobs are:

  • a national trade licensing system that has no extra competency requirements if licence holders move interstate
  • removing restrictions in enterprise agreements on labour hire arrangements
  • removing the new reporting requirements for temporary employer-sponsored visas
  • removing or lowering stamp duties and impediments to the timely release of land for housing.

Submission to the Productivity Commission regarding the Geographic Labour Mobility Issues Paper