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GOVERNMENT’S UNWORKABLE PUBLIC SECTOR AGREEMENT VOTED DOWN AGAIN

February 13, 2016

With yet another “No” vote, it is clear the Government’s workplace bargaining policy remains unfair, unworkable, and ideological – it should be abandoned immediately.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP DARWIN

February 13, 2016

It’s good to be here. Can I also acknowledge the traditional owners of the land upon which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders both past and present. I acknowledge my parliamentary colleagues, Warren Snowden and Andrew Giles, and indeed also acknowledge Luke Gosling, the Labor candidate for Solomon. Because we need a change in this city, we need a change in this nation, when you have a Government in Canberra willing to aid and a...

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT ABC DRIVE DARWIN

February 13, 2016

REBECCA MCLAREN: I asked Shadow Employment Minister Brendan O’Connor about how Government can address this situation we’re hearing about.

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GOVERNMENT CONTINUES TO IGNORE WIDESPREAD EXPLOITATION OF WORKERS

February 06, 2016

The Government had been silent in the face of compelling evidence in the Senate yesterday. 

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DICK SMITH PTY LTD EMPLOYEES RIPPED OFF AS MALCOLM TURNBULL FAILS TO ACT

February 05, 2016

Another example of workers being underpaid at household company Dick Smith has emerged, and we still have seen no action from the Abbott-Turnbull Government on the issue of worker exploitation.

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 GOVERNMENT GAGS DEBATE ON ITS “TOP PRIORITY”

February 04, 2016

The Turnbull Government can’t stop talking about the ABCC in the press but doesn’t want to talk about it in the Parliament. Why? For a Government that can’t shut up about the construction watchdog, extraordinarily, the Government today gagged itself on the very Bill that would establish it.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST