Submission: Black Economy Taskforce Interim Report
Contributors to this submission have supported and represented thousands of consumers over many years. We support the overall intention of the Taskforce, which is to develop an ‘innovative, forward-looking whole-of-government policy response to combat the black economy in Australia’, particularly given that many of the consumers we have assisted have been victims of the black economy.
However, we believe a number of the consumer-related recommendations in the Interim Report are unlikely to achieve the Taskforce’s stated objective. Recommendation 23 in particular, if implemented, would significantly harm consumers and provide incentives to businesses to operate outside the regulated economy.Joint consumer submission - Black Economy Taskforce 170731