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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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LABOR’S PLAN TO TACKLE SERIOUS CASES OF WORKER EXPLOITATION

February 01, 2016

A Shorten Labor Government will put in place a suite of reforms to protect rights at work by cracking down on unscrupulous employers who are willing to exploit workers.

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LABOR’S PLAN TO STRENGTHEN ACCOUNTABILITY AND TRANSPARENCY OF UNIONS

December 08, 2015

A Shorten Labor Government will deliver a package of governance changes aimed at deterring and detecting corruption in unions.

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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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WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST