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September 2019

Casual chaos has to end

23/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

A leading financial commentator has called for an urgent end to Australia's casual worker chaos, arguing that a recent Federal Court...

Christian Porter commends union for "cooperative" workplace relations

20/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Addressing a cohort of business leaders in Canberra on Thursday, Attorney-General Christian Porter named the Shop, Distributive and...

Leading academic joins call for Industrial Manslaughter laws


A leading Melbourne academic has called for the introduction of Industrial Manslaughter laws, claiming that legislation needed to...

Employers could face jail time under proposed IR reform

19/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Morrison government will today release a highly polarising discussion paper inviting submissions on options for criminalising wage...

Former hospitality workers won their wages back, but still haven’t been paid

18/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Wide-scale underpayment continues to infiltrate the hospitality industry with another well-known Melbourne restaurant caught in an...

Federal Court ruling could be bittersweet

17/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Federal Government and Mondelez, the manufacturer of popular confectionery brand Cadbury, have sought leave to appeal Federal Court...