Senate Inquiry into jobactive

If you live near Canberra or Terrigal, please try to get to these hearings to be in the public gallery. It makes a huge difference to the AUWU speakers to have that support through a quite intense process.

Wednesday 14 November 2018
Committee Room 2S1
Parliament House, Canberra

Tuesday 20 November 2018
Macmasters Room
Crowne Plaza, Pine Tree Lane, Terrigal

If you are aged 18-25, live on the NSW coast, and are willing to tell the hearing about your experiences, please email,

We did it!

Back in May, the AUWU asked Greens Senator Rachel Siewert to investigate the government’s punitive and dysfunctional jobactive system. On Wednesday, the Senate agreed to the inquiry. Thank you Senator Rachel Siewert!​

Years of hard work by AUWU volunteers have paid off. This is a high-level investigation into the abuses and wastefulness of jobactive – a $7 billion privatised employment services system.

Click here to tell the Senate your story. You have until 28 September 2018.

​This is a huge opportunity to shout loud and clear about how jobactive has impacted you or people you know. Finally, we will be heard.

Every story is vital!  If you have told your story before, tell it again.​ If you have not yet come forward with your story, now is the time.

You can submit anonymously if you wish.

Write up your experiences of jobactive in your own words. Write as much or as little as you like. Add whatever information you feel is appropriate.​​

Here are the terms of reference for the inquiry:

Please share this post throughout your networks.

Join the Deluge!