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Canberra Times
'I will be stuffed': How superannuation sells women shortMayne raised her children most of her working life and is not sure the superann
Canberra Times / Posted 2 days ago
Mayne raised her children most of her working life and is not sure the superannuation she has is enough to retire on. Australia's superannuation system is failing in its primary goal of providing universal benefits and is systematically biased... Read more
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The Age
'I will be stuffed': How superannuation sells women shortAustralia's superannuation system is failing in its primary goal of providing u
The Age / Posted 3 days ago
Australia's superannuation system is failing in its primary goal of providing universal benefits and is systematically biased against women, a major study has found. Noelene Mayne is about to retire but has no idea how she will fund her retirement... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'I will be stuffed': How superannuation sells women shortAustralia's superannuation system is failing in its primary goal of providing u
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 3 days ago
Australia's superannuation system is failing in its primary goal of providing universal benefits and is systematically biased against women, a major study has found. Noelene Mayne is about to retire but has no idea how she will fund her retirement... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Public service unions hold job fears in security super-agency shake upUnions representing Australian Federal Police officers and Department of Immigr
Brisbane Times / Posted 4 days ago
Unions representing Australian Federal Police officers and Department of Immigration employees are seeking urgent briefings from the Turnbull government on plans to create a new Home Affairs super-agency in Canberra. On Tuesday, Prime Minister... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Public service job fears in security super-agency shake upUnions representing Australian Federal Police officers and Department of Immigr
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 4 days ago
Unions representing Australian Federal Police officers and Department of Immigration employees are seeking urgent briefings from the Turnbull government on plans to create a new Home Affairs super-agency in Canberra. On Tuesday, Prime Minister... Read more
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The Age
Public service job fears in security super-agency shake upUnions representing Australian Federal Police officers and Department of Immigr
The Age / Posted 4 days ago
Unions representing Australian Federal Police officers and Department of Immigration employees are seeking urgent briefings from the Turnbull government on plans to create a new Home Affairs super-agency in Canberra. On Tuesday, Prime Minister... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Moves to change off-farm packers onto piece rate payments opposed by unionsbeing paid per bin of fruit he fills up is a good motivator and he makes good m
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 days ago
being paid per bin of fruit he fills up is a good motivator and he makes good money. ABC: Kellie Hollingworth The way workers are paid for working on farms is now in the forefront of the debate in the wake of calls from the mother of murdered... Read more
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The Age
'Don't follow the UK': unions nervous about security super-agencyThe peak public sector union has expressed serious doubts about a new national
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
The peak public sector union has expressed serious doubts about a new national security super-department, warning the plan could prove disruptive, costly and result in less effective outcomes for the public. The Turnbull government is expected to... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Don't follow the UK': unions nervous about security super-agencyThe peak public sector union has expressed serious doubts about a new national
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 5 days ago
The peak public sector union has expressed serious doubts about a new national security super-department, warning the plan could prove disruptive, costly and result in less effective outcomes for the public. The Turnbull government is expected to... Read more
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WA Today
'Don't follow the UK': unions nervous about security super-agencyThe peak public sector union has expressed serious doubts about a new national
WA Today / Posted 5 days ago
The peak public sector union has expressed serious doubts about a new national security super-department, warning the plan could prove disruptive, costly and result in less effective outcomes for the public. The Turnbull government is expected to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Work-for-the-dole CDP recipients slapped with more than 300,000 finesWelfare recipients in 'some of Australia's poorest communities' slapped with 30
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 7 days ago
Welfare recipients in 'some of Australia's poorest communities' slapped with 300,000 fines Fines imposed on welfare recipients in a controversial work-for-the-dole scheme have soared to 300,000 in under two years, prompting renewed claims of poverty... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
'Don't privatise Australia's borders': unions warn against outsourcing planUnions have warned against the privatisation of Australia's borders, saying new
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Unions have warned against the privatisation of Australia's borders, saying new plans for private operators to run the nation's international visa system could undermine a core function of government. Fairfax Media reported this week private... Read more
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The Age
'Don't privatise Australia's borders': unions warn against outsourcing planUnions have warned against the privatisation of Australia's borders, saying new
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
Unions have warned against the privatisation of Australia's borders, saying new plans for private operators to run the nation's international visa system could undermine a core function of government. Fairfax Media reported this week private... Read more
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North-West Evening Mail
Australian PM seeks free trade deal with UK 'as soon as possible' after Brexitcountry wants to seal a free trade agreement with the UK "as soon as possible"
North-West Evening Mail / Posted 12 days ago
country wants to seal a free trade agreement with the UK "as soon as possible" after Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. Mr Turnbull's comments came after he held talks at 10 Downing Street with Theresa May, who revealed that... Read more
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The News and Star
Australian PM seeks free trade deal with UK 'as soon as possible' after Brexitcountry wants to seal a free trade agreement with the UK "as soon as possible"
The News and Star / Posted 12 days ago
country wants to seal a free trade agreement with the UK "as soon as possible" after Britain's withdrawal from the European Union. Mr Turnbull's comments came after he held talks at 10 Downing Street with Theresa May, who revealed that... Read more
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The Age
Canberra Times letters to the editor: Lake folly is disgracefulto us. We cannot expect whitefellas to continue to shoulder the blame for our w
The Age / Posted 13 days ago
to us. We cannot expect whitefellas to continue to shoulder the blame for our women dying". Bill Deane, Chapman Role of unions The letter from Glenn Fowler, secretary the ACT branch of the Australian Education Union, (July 8) is contentious in... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Canberra Times letters to the editor: Lake folly is disgracefulto us. We cannot expect whitefellas to continue to shoulder the blame for our w
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 13 days ago
to us. We cannot expect whitefellas to continue to shoulder the blame for our women dying". Bill Deane, Chapman Role of unions The letter from Glenn Fowler, secretary the ACT branch of the Australian Education Union, (July 8) is contentious in... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
India now the focus in cricket's pay standoffCricket Australia's pay dispute sees focus turn to India tour as players hold f
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
Cricket Australia's pay dispute sees focus turn to India tour as players hold firm They will crack before the India tour. That's Cricket Australia's (CA) view of the 230 unemployed cricketers who this week forced the cancellation of an Australia A... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
W-League struggling as they wait for better pay, conditionsfemale football players will be the latest athletes to receive improved pay and
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
female football players will be the latest athletes to receive improved pay and conditions after a challenge from their union ahead of the nation's bid for the 2023 Women's World Cup. The union made the push to the sport's governing... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Union launched for Indigenous people in 'discriminatory' work-for-the-dole schemeUnion launched for Indigenous people in 'racially discriminatory' work-for-the-
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 15 days ago
Union launched for Indigenous people in 'racially discriminatory' work-for-the-dole scheme Photo: Australia's peak union body has established the First Nations Workers' Alliance to represent CDP participants. (ABC: Tom Edwards (file photo)) A new... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Where does Australia rate on the Trump handshake index?G20 is almost — but not quite — the 20 biggest economies in the world: there ar
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 16 days ago
G20 is almost — but not quite — the 20 biggest economies in the world: there are actually 19 countries, plus the European Union. The stats: GDP $3.4 trillion. Population 82 million. GDP for each person based on purchasing power parity (PPP):... Read more
17d
Canberra Times
Spanish diplomatic staff ask for DFAT help in ongoing pay strikebureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered b
Canberra Times / Posted 17 days ago
bureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered by the Fair Work Commission as an increase to Australia's minimum wage. Spain's Ambassador to Australia Manuel Cacho Quesada, with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.... Read more
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WA Today
Some of Spain's diplomatic staff in Australia are on strikebureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered b
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
bureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered by the Fair Work Commission as an increase to Australia's minimum wage. Spain's Ambassador to Australia Manuel Cacho Quesada, with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.... Read more
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Canberra Times
'Bright future': Britain's GFG Alliance to buy Arrium steelworks, beating Korean offerending more than a year of uncertainty for the struggling company. In a move e
Canberra Times / Posted 17 days ago
ending more than a year of uncertainty for the struggling company. In a move expected to secure the jobs of more than 5500 workers, administrator KordaMentha announced on Wednesday it had signed a binding agreement to sell Arrium to GFG Alliance,... Read more
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The Age
Spanish diplomatic staff ask for DFAT help in ongoing pay strikebureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered b
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
bureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered by the Fair Work Commission as an increase to Australia's minimum wage. Spain's Ambassador to Australia Manuel Cacho Quesada, with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Spanish diplomatic staff ask for DFAT help in ongoing pay strikebureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered b
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
bureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered by the Fair Work Commission as an increase to Australia's minimum wage. Spain's Ambassador to Australia Manuel Cacho Quesada, with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Some of Spain's diplomatic staff in Australia are on strikebureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered b
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
bureaucrats in Madrid refused to pass on a 3.3 per cent pay increase, ordered by the Fair Work Commission as an increase to Australia's minimum wage. Spain's Ambassador to Australia Manuel Cacho Quesada, with Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove.... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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The Young Witness
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
The Young Witness / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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Western Advocate
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
Western Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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Kiama Independent
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
Kiama Independent / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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Manning River Times
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
Manning River Times / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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Goondiwindi Argus
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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The North West Star
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
The North West Star / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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Brisbane Times
Horticulture industry pushes to change pay rates for workers outside the 'farm gate'Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees l
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage sheds located off farm sites the same rates as lower-paid farm workers. In Sydney to give evidence to the Fair Work... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
Daily Liberal / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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The Border Mail
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
The Border Mail / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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The Courier
Spitting chips: potato giant accused of 'wage theft'for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commissio
The Courier / Posted 17 days ago
for people like me and my workmates': Kay Rault outside the Fair Work Commission in Sydney Photo: Christopher Pearce Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage... Read more
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WA Today
Horticulture industry pushes to change pay rates for workers outside the 'farm gate'Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees l
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage sheds located off farm sites the same rates as lower-paid farm workers. In Sydney to give evidence to the Fair Work... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Horticulture industry pushes to change pay rates for workers outside the 'farm gate'Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees l
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 17 days ago
Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage sheds located off farm sites the same rates as lower-paid farm workers. In Sydney to give evidence to the Fair Work... Read more
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The Age
Horticulture industry pushes to change pay rates for workers outside the 'farm gate'Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees l
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
Australia's biggest potato grower is leading a national push to pay employees like Kay Rault who work in packing and storage sheds located off farm sites the same rates as lower-paid farm workers. In Sydney to give evidence to the Fair Work... Read more
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Canberra Times
Tough rules on unions have stifled Australian wagesHaldane recently observed that profound changes in workplaces had produced a pe
Canberra Times / Posted 18 days ago
Haldane recently observed that profound changes in workplaces had produced a period of "divide and conquer" that left workers less able to bargain for higher wages. "There is power in numbers. A workforce that is more easily divided than in... Read more
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The Age
Tough rules on unions have stifled Australian wagesHaldane recently observed that profound changes in workplaces had produced a pe
The Age / Posted 18 days ago
Haldane recently observed that profound changes in workplaces had produced a period of "divide and conquer" that left workers less able to bargain for higher wages. "There is power in numbers. A workforce that is more easily divided than in... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Tough rules on unions have stifled Australian wagesHaldane recently observed that profound changes in workplaces had produced a pe
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 18 days ago
Haldane recently observed that profound changes in workplaces had produced a period of "divide and conquer" that left workers less able to bargain for higher wages. "There is power in numbers. A workforce that is more easily divided than in... Read more
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Canberra Times
Heyfield mill job security remains concern despite government buy-out planit had reached an in-principle agreement for the deal, subject to due diligence
Canberra Times / Posted 18 days ago
it had reached an in-principle agreement for the deal, subject to due diligence checks. It is believed the deal to save Australia's largest hardwood mill could cost taxpayers up to $50 million. The mill's owners, Hermal Group, have promised... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Heyfield mill job security remains concern despite government buy-out planmuch more than cheap housing in the Gippsland town. She found a supportive and
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 19 days ago
much more than cheap housing in the Gippsland town. She found a supportive and creative community she now loves dearly. Workers at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods in Heyfield on Monday. Photo: Joe Armao "I came here and did not know one... Read more
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The Age
Heyfield mill job security remains concern despite government buy-out planmuch more than cheap housing in the Gippsland town. She found a supportive and
The Age / Posted 19 days ago
much more than cheap housing in the Gippsland town. She found a supportive and creative community she now loves dearly. Workers at Australian Sustainable Hardwoods in Heyfield on Monday. Photo: Joe Armao "I came here and did not know one... Read more
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Brisbane Times
New cases of silicosis in Australia linked to bathroom and kitchen stone productscountries. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the re-emergence of industrial
Brisbane Times / Posted 19 days ago
countries. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the re-emergence of industrial dust diseases suggested a deterioration in Australia's work health and safety standards. "This is a disease that is 100 per cent preventable if we have safe... Read more
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Northern Daily Leader
Forgotten industrial diseases reappearcountries. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the re-emergence of industrial
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 19 days ago
countries. NSW Greens MP David Shoebridge said the re-emergence of industrial dust diseases suggested a deterioration in Australia's work health and safety standards. "This is a disease that is 100 per cent preventable if we have safe... Read more
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