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EXPLOITATION REVELATIONS AT RAPID PAK PUTS FWO POWER AND RESOURCES IN SPOTLIGHT

November 03, 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 revelations of underpayment at a Melbourne packaging business.            

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COMPLIANCE FIGURES EXPOSE THE LIBERALS’ REAL MOTIVES

October 31, 2015

The Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) annual report exposes the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s Registered Organisations Bill for what it is – an ill-conceived, unnecessary assault on employer bodies and unions.

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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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