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BAIADA COMPENSATION MUST PROMPT GOVERNMENT TO ACT ON EXPLOITATION

October 27, 2015

Labor calls on the Government to examine whether the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has sufficient powers and resources to prevent the exploitation of people on temporary work visas, following Baiada’s agreement to compensate their workers for exploitation by labour hire companies.

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GOVERNMENT MUST ACT NOW TO ARREST SURGE IN ASBESTOS IMPORTS

October 26, 2015

The Government must take immediate action to stop asbestos being imported into Australia.

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ALL WORK AND NO PLAY = EXPLOITATION

October 26, 2015

Australia's temporary work visa program requires urgent attention and immediate action. 

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PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION CONFIRMS PENALTY RATES DO NOT AFFECT BUSINESS PROFITABILITY

October 23, 2015

Labor calls on the Government to explain why it wants to cut penalty rates, following revelations from today’s Senate Estimates that penalty rates do not affect business profitability.

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 FAKE CRIMES FOR POLITICAL GAIN

October 23, 2015

A report in The Australian which the Abbott-Turnbull Government has used as a justification for a return to the draconian Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) has been proved to be totally inaccurate and misleading in Senate Estimates today.

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 LAWLER INQUIRY LONG OVERDUE BUT WELCOMED BY LABOR

October 21, 2015

Labor welcomes the long overdue appointment of independent investigator the Hon Peter Heerey AM QC to review the conduct of Vice President of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) Michael Lawler.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST