Work and health / work and well being

Contracting arrangements in the Queensland Construction Industry: Exploring factors that may give rise to 'sham contracting' 2011

Client:  Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

This research explored sham contracting Queensland construction industry. The project addressed the particular issue of whether intensified contracting and sham contracting is affecting the welfare (especially the health and safety) of construction workers. Analysis of qualitative data (via in-depth interviews and key informant interviews) was used by the WRC to generate an original, empirically-based understanding of the nature of the employee/contractor arrangements in the industry.  The report also integrated these results with existing national and international industry research.