Reforms to address corporate misuse of the FEG scheme

This consultation process has now been completed. Submissions available
Consultation Type
Consultation Paper

Key Documents

Under the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme, the Australian Government provides financial assistance for certain unpaid employee entitlements to eligible employees who have lost their jobs due to the insolvency of their employers. It is a scheme of last resort to support redundant workers.

Costs of the FEG scheme have been increasing in part due to the adoption of certain practices by select employers and parties associated with them, resulting in cost shifting to the scheme and through it, to taxpayers.

To address these issues and ensure the FEG scheme remains viable, the Australian Government is consulting on options for targeted law reform to address corporate misuse of the FEG scheme and to improve the recovery of FEG payments.

The consultation paper is now available.

Interested parties are invited to make a submission by Friday, 16 June 2017.


40 submissions were received for this consultation.

Ai Group - pdf 181.49 KB
Barrett Walker - pdf 315.55 KB
CBUS – email - pdf 95.5 KB
CBUS – Submission - pdf 981.76 KB
Cook, Paul - pdf 156.75 KB
Crouch Amirbeaggi - pdf 424.23 KB
Electrical Trades Union - pdf 198.43 KB
Fair Work Ombusdman - pdf 633.04 KB
Fisher, Richard - docx 1.39 MB
Hall and Wilcox - pdf 387.05 KB
Henry Davis York - docx 614.12 KB
Industry Super - pdf 314.92 KB
Inner City Legal Centre - pdf 323.99 KB
JobWatch - pdf 584.69 KB
Korda Mentha - pdf 103.52 KB
Law Council of Australia - pdf 579.64 KB
Pitcher Partners - pdf 1.55 MB
PPB Advisory - pdf 74.68 KB
Westjustice - pdf 446.27 KB