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KEEPING OUR COAL MINERS SAFE

December 03, 2015

Labor Shadow Minister for Resources Gary Gray and Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Brendan O’Connor expressed concern at reports of three confirmed cases of pneumoconiosis, or ‘black lung’, in Queensland. 

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TURNBULL AND CASH CONFIRM THEY  WON’T CLEAN UP ABBOTT AND ABETZ’S MESS

December 03, 2015

The Minister for Employment, Senator Michaelia Cash, has today confirmed the Abbott-Turnbull Government will not be reversing its callous decision to abolish the Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines (the Guidelines).

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ASBESTOS AWARENESS WEEK RAISES PROFILE OF DEADLY DISEASE

November 28, 2015

Today, during Asbestos Awareness Week, Shadow Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations Brendan O’Connor along with Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Health Tony Zappia attended the Asbestos Victims Association of South Australia’s Memorial Day in Adelaide.

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LABOR TO INTRODUCE DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE

November 26, 2015

A Shorten Labor Government will make domestic and family violence leave a universal workplace right, to further support those suffering family and domestic violence in our community.

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PIZZA HUT UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT – GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON WORKER EXPLOITATION

November 24, 2015

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PIZZA HUT UNDER THE SPOTLIGHT – GOVERNMENT MUST ACT ON WORKER EXPLOITATION (1)

November 24, 2015

Labor again calls on the Government to examine whether the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has sufficient powers and resources to prevent worker exploitation, following revelations that Pizza Hut is underpaying wages to its delivery drivers.

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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST