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PENALTY RATE CUT WILL LINE POCKETS OF BUSINESS, EMPTY POCKETS OF WORKERS

December 01, 2016

Financial analysis by Citi Research reveals that cuts to penalty rates will boost business profits at the expense of workers’ pay.

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES STAFF FIGHT GOVERNMENT’S UNFAIR PAY DEAL

December 01, 2016

The Department of Human Services will commence Industrial Action, commencing Monday 5, December, taking a stand against the Government’s unfair, unworkable and ideological workplace bargaining policy.

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THE ABCC IN NAME ONLY

December 01, 2016

The Turnbull Government called a double-dissolution on the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) Bill, yet with so many back flips, the Senate has passed a mere shadow of the original Bill.

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ASBESTOS SCARE ON WORK FOR DOLE SITE DEMANDS ANSWERS

November 30, 2016

Reports that a Work for the Dole (WfD) participant may have been exposed to asbestos on a work site in October require an urgent response from the Turnbull Government.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT - TV INTERVIEW - LATELINE

November 30, 2016

SUBJECT/S: ABCC Bill.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT - RADIO INTERVIEW - 5AA MORNINGS WITH LEON BYNER

November 29, 2016

SUBJECTS: ABCC Bill; Temporary work visas.

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