Worker non-compete clauses and other restraints

7 days left to have your say
Date
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Consultation Type
Issues Paper

Key Documents

Issues paper

The Competition Review is inviting public submissions to its issues paper.

The issues paper covers emerging concerns relating to:

  • non-competes and other restraint of trade agreements between businesses and workers
  • no-poach and wage-fixing agreements between businesses.

Workers and employer questionnaire

The Competition Review Taskforce is also seeking feedback from workers and employers through a questionnaire. This is in addition to targeted stakeholder engagement and meetings to gather diverse perspectives from workers, business and other experts on these matters.

The feedback will inform the Australian Government’s consideration of whether reform is needed.

The questionnaires are open until 31 May 2024.

Worker questionnaire

Employees and independent contractors can complete a short questionnaire on non‑competes and other restraint of trade clauses that may restrict workers from shifting to another role.

The responses will help inform the Competition Review’s investigation.

Please do not include any personal or identifying information in your questionnaire response.

Take the worker questionnaire

Employer questionnaire

Employers can complete a short questionnaire on non-competes and other restraint of trade clauses that may restrict workers from shifting to another role.

Please do not include any personal or identifying information in your questionnaire response.

Take the employer questionnaire

 

Responding

You can submit responses to this consultation up until 31 May 2024. Interested parties are invited to comment on this consultation.

While submissions may be lodged electronically or by post, electronic lodgement is preferred. For accessibility reasons, please submit responses sent via email in a Word or RTF format. An additional PDF version may also be submitted.

All information (including name and address details) contained in submissions will be made available to the public on the Treasury website unless you indicate that you would like all or part of your submission to remain in confidence. Automatically generated confidentiality statements in emails do not suffice for this purpose. Respondents who would like part of their submission to remain in confidence should provide this information marked as such in a separate attachment.

Legal requirements, such as those imposed by the Freedom of Information Act 1982, may affect the confidentiality of your submission.

View our submission guidelines for further information.

How to Respond

Online – preferred method

Lodge your submission

How To Respond

Email

competitiontaskforce@treasury.gov.au

Post

Address written submissions to:

Competition Taskforce Division
Treasury
Langton Cres
Parkes ACT 2600

Enquiries

Email: competitiontaskforce@treasury.gov.au