Sharing Economy Consultation

The rise of the sharing economy is changing how Australians buy and sell services.

Labor believes there is strong potential in this peer-to-peer market. Sharing economy services can help Australians make better use of our existing stock of bedrooms, cars, tools and more. But while these services have proven very popular, they currently exist in a regulatory grey area. They also raise challenges in relation to public safety, workers’ rights, tax and accessibility.

Labor wants to see Australians share the benefits of the sharing economy. But we also want to make sure we have the right rules in place to protect workers, consumers and the public good as they do so. That’s why Labor is calling for public submissions on the kind of rules we need to govern the sharing economy – both today and into the future as these services evolve.

Read our Discussion Paper here (http://bit.ly/sharing_the_future_paper) and let us know what you think.

Submissions will close on 1 June 2015. Written submissions can be emailed to: andrew.leigh@australianlabor.com.au Alternatively, simply fill in the form below to comment on the parts of the sharing economy that matter to you.

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