On 23 August 2011, the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government, the Hon. Simon Crean MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the 'fly-in, fly-out' and 'drive-in, drive-out' workforce practices in regional Australia. The AEC provided the following submission.
Date: 21 October 2011
Title: HRSCRA Submission.
The Committee's report entitled "Cancer of the bush or salvation for our cities?: Fly-in, fly-out and drive-in, drive-out workforce practices in Regional Australia" was tabled on 13 February 2013.
Further detail on the Inquiry is available from the Parliament of Australia Inquiry website.