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LABOR ESTABLISHES SENATE INQUIRY INTO PORTABLE ENTITLEMENTS

November 10, 2015

Labor and the crossbench have successfully referred to the Education and Employment Senate References Committee an Inquiry which will examine the feasibility of, and options for creating, a national long service standard and the portability of long service and other entitlements.

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E&OE TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - MELBOURNE

November 08, 2015

SUBJECT/S: The Abbott-Turnbull Government’s Royal Commission into Trade Unions.

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LABOR HOLDS JOBS FORUM TO LISTEN TO EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS IN IPSWICH, QUEENSLAND

November 06, 2015

The Shadow Minister for Employment, Brendan O’Connor, along with local member for Blair and Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Ageing, Shayne Neumann, will today host a Jobs Forum to discuss how to unlock local employment opportunities for decent jobs and deal with employment challenges caused by the Abbott-Turnbull Government’s neglect of Queensland.

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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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