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1999 Review of Illegal Workers

The Review of Illegal Workers was launched on 17 December 1999.

Online copy

The online copy of Review of Illegal Workers is made up of PDF files. To view and print these files, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, version 3.01 or later, on your computer.

  • File One (175KB PDF file)
  • Terms of Reference
  • Members of the Reference Group
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Part A: Introduction
  • 1.Executive Summary
    • 1. Executive Summary
    • 1.1 Purpose of the Review
    • 1.2 The Review process
    • 1.3 Key Review findings
    • 1.4 Summary of recommendations
  • 2. Introduction
    • 2.1 Background and description of issues - Illegal workers
    • 2.2 How serious are the consequences of people working illegally?
    • 2.3 Existing enforcement resources, activity levels and unit labour costs
    • 2.4 Problems encountered under the existing arrangements
    • 2.5 Background and description of issues - Visitor visas with security bonds
    • 2.6 Consultations summary - Illegal workers
    • 2.7 Consultations summary - Visitor visas with security bonds
  • File Two (154KB PDF file)
  • Part B: Key Issues and Findings
    • 3.1 Overseas Information Campaign
    • 3.2 Information to ETA-holders
    • 3.3 Supply of information to employers and visa-holders
    • 3.4 Visa cancellation policy
    • 3.5 Current sanctions
    • 3.6 Proposed scheme of sanctions
    • 3.7 What defence should employers and labour suppliers be able to rely upon?
    • 3.8 Who will be affected by the proposed scheme of sanctions?
    • 3.9 Likely benefits and costs and who will experience them
    • 3.10 Cooperation with other Government agencies and departments
    • 3.11 Problems with the existing visitor visa arrangements
    • 3.12 How a visitor security bond system might operate
  • Part C: Summary of Key Findings and Recommendations
    • 4.1 Key findings
    • 4.2 Recommendations
  • File Three (177KB PDF file)
  • Part D: Attachments
    • Attachment A
    • Discussion Paper: The Hidden Workforce: Illegal workers in Australia and those that would join them.
  • File Four (108KB PDF file)
    • Continued - Discussion Paper
    • Attachment B
    • Summary of submissions to the Review of Illegal Workers in Australia
  • File Five (89KB PDF file)
    • Continued - Summary of submissions to the Review of Illegal Workers in Australia
  • File Six (123KB PDF file)
    • Continued - Summary of submissions to the Review of Illegal Workers in Australia
    • Attachment C
    • Draft of proposed Work Right Declaration Form
  • File Seven (66KB PDF file)
    • Attachment D
    • Summary of employer sanctions in other countries

Last modified Wednesday 27 August 2014