The Gig Economy

Committee Details

Legislative Council
55th Parliament 03/05/2022 - Current
Ms Emma Johnston
Secretary to the Committee
Telephone on (08) 8237 9339
Ms Emma Johnston
Secretary to the Committee
GPO Box 572
Adelaide 5001
  • Ms Emma Johnston
  • Ms Lisa Baxter

Committee Function

A Select Committee of the Legislative Council has been established to inquire into and report on the gig economy with particular reference to:
(a) The prevalence of gig economy work within South Australia;
(b) The various forms of gig economy work;
(c) The current legislative and regulatory regime and the extent of compliance within that regime;
(d) The impacts of the gig economy on workers inside and outside of the gig economy and the impact of gig economy work on families, communities and businesses;
(e) The individual, business, community and state-wide economic impacts of the gig economy;
(f) The impact of the prevalence and practices of the gig economy in relation to government procurement and expenditure;
(g) The intersection of slavery and slavery-like practices;
(h) Current supports available to workers and employers;
(i) Other jurisdictions’ legislative, regulatory and policy solutions to address issues within the gig economy;
(j) The implications of the gig economy in respect of compliance with treaties and obligations;
(k) Legislative, regulatory and policy and legislative implications in South Australia; and
(l) Any other related matter.
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Acknowledgement of Country

The Parliament of South Australia acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of this country throughout Australia, and their connection to land and community. We pay our respect to them and their cultures and to the Elders both past and present.