Black Economy Taskforce

Closes 31 Jul 2017

Opened 9 May 2017


The black economy affects the whole community; it is not just an issue for government. It provides unfair competition for honest businesses. It leads to the exploitation of more vulnerable workers. It increases the costs of providing government services because of people who don't pay their share of tax. This issue needs a long term response from the whole of government, business and the broader community.

A public discussion about the black economy is important to fully examine this issue. The Chair, Mr Michael Andrew AO, and Taskforce are working closely with business, community and government representatives, including state and territory governments.

To date over 80 consultations have been held with representatives from business and industry, community, academic and government sectors.

In May and June, the Chair consulted widely with the community as part of a national roadshow, visiting regional and capital cities. The Taskforce would like to thank attendees for participating and for providing views and valuable feedback about the black economy.

Join the conversation

To help inform the recommendations for the Taskforce's final report (due in October 2017), the Taskforce is interested in your ideas and comments on the black economy.

Make a submission

The Taskforce invites all interested parties to make a submission on the interim report which outlines initial findings and recommendations. Submissions close 31 July 2017.

Confidentiality and lodging your submission

Please ensure you have read our information on confidentiality and personal information prior to making a submission.



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  • Anyone from any background


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