In the last year, we undertook a range of activities to better understand and address the reasons behind systemic non-compliance in workplaces, with the ultimate goal of building a culture of compliance with workplace laws in Australia. We have done this by:
- developing tailored resources and working with stakeholders to assist vulnerable workers prone to exploitation in the workforce, such as migrant workers, to resolve issues or seek help
- running intelligence-led campaigns to address and rectify issues of non-compliance in high-risk sectors and regions
- initiating detailed inquiries into sectors with a culture of non-compliance, helping us to better understand and address the drivers behind non-compliance
- developing solutions to address structural and behavioural drivers that lead to widespread non-compliance, including taking appropriate enforcement action in cases of serious non-compliance.