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Modern Slavery Bill: Will a Race to the Top Beat a Big Stick?

Paul Carter, Wednesday, 4th July 2018 -  Penalties in the Modern Slavery Bill are unlikely to drive compliance for big business, there is another way, a “race to the top”, the federal government says. Under the bill,

Government Defends ‘Ineffective’ Remote Work-for-the-dole Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 2nd May 2018 -  The Turnbull government has defended its controversial Community Development Program, amid claims the remote work-for-the-dole scheme was ineffective, costly and “monetising

GetUp Vows To Fights Attacks on Independence

Wendy Williams, Friday, 8th December 2017 -  Lobby group GetUp has said it will “vigorously fight off any attacks on its independence” in the wake of the federal government’s foreign donations bill. On Tuesday Prime Minister

Wage Theft Rampant Among Migrant Workers in Australia

Luke Michael, Thursday, 23rd November 2017 -  A third of international students and backpackers are paid about half the legal minimum wage, according to a major new report into wage theft in Australia. A total of 4,322 temporary

Government Suspends Payments for 1300 Young Job Seekers Not in PaTH Program

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 6th September 2017 -  Young unemployed people have had their welfare benefits suspended, for failing to take part in the federal government’s controversial PaTH internship program. Employment Minister

NFP Calls for Register of Trusts and Foundation Ownership

Lina Caneva, Friday, 21st July 2017 -  Human rights advocacy group, ActionAid Australia is campaigning for an Australian register of beneficial ownership that would require rich individuals and multinational corporations…

Penalty Rate Cuts Will Build Inequality

Wendy Williams, Friday, 30th June 2017 -  Cutting weekend penalty rates will not create jobs but will build inequality, according to social sector organisations which say they remain “deeply opposed” to the landmark

Inaction on Domestic Violence Leave ‘Unconscionable’

Wendy Williams, Monday, 12th December 2016 -  The Australian Council of Trade Unions has slammed the government’s inaction on domestic violence leave as “unconscionable”. During a Council of Australian Governments

ACTU Speaks Out in Opposition to Plebiscite

Wendy Williams, Wednesday, 17th August 2016 -  The Australian Council of Trade Unions has spoken out in favour of same sex marriage for the first time, calling on the prime minister to hold a free parliamentary vote. The ACTU executive,

Calls for Domestic Violence Leave in All Modern Awards

Wendy Williams, Monday, 27th June 2016 -  Unions and community groups are calling on the next government to ensure that domestic violence leave is enshrined in all modern awards. ACTU President Ged Kearney and CEO of McAuley

Youth Jobs PaTH Program Needs New Legislation, ACTU Claims

Wendy Williams, Monday, 16th May 2016 -    The Youth Jobs PaTH program, designed to help young people transition into work, could require new legislation before it could be brought into action, according to legal advice

Minimum Wage Rise Possible

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 30th March 2015 -  Australia’s lowest paid workers could receive almost $1500 extra every year if a push for an increase in the minimum wage is approved. The powerful Australian Council of Trade…
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