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AUSTRALIA POST FOUND TO HAVE BREACHED CONDITIONS UNDER COMCARE SELF-INSURANCE LICENSE

April 03, 2019

News that Australia Post will be subject to regulatory action after it was found to have breached its self-insurance license conditions under the Commonwealth workers’ compensation scheme comes as no surprise to Labor, particularly under a government that religiously attempts to undermine the Comcare scheme.

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LABOR WELCOMES PARENTSNEXT SENATE REPORT

March 29, 2019

Labor welcomes the Senate Community Affairs Reference Committee’s report on ParentsNext.

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LATEST ENTERPRISE AGREEMENTS DATA CONFIRMS CONTINUED LOW WAGES GROWTH

March 29, 2019

The latest Department of Jobs and Small Business Trends in Enterprise Bargaining report provides more evidence that the system is not delivering adequate wages growth for too many Australian workers.

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MORRISON FINALLY MOVES ON ASBESTOS CRACK DOWN BUT MORE ACTION NEEDED

March 28, 2019

Labor welcomes the decision to increase penalties for importers who knowingly or recklessly import goods containing asbestos, but note this comes after nearly six years of complete inaction from the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison Government.

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ILO RECOMMENDATION ON ABCC PAINTS A SCATHING PICTURE OF THIS GOVERNMENT’S UNDERSTANDING OF WORKER...

March 28, 2019

Labor notes the great irony of this Government cheering on an ILO decision that will mean intensive reporting of some of the operations and conduct of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) and its 2016 Building Code over the next three years.

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GOVERNMENT CAN’T BE TRUSTED TO LEGISLATE ON CASUAL CONVERSION

March 27, 2019

For five years the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government has denied there is a problem with casualisation and precarious work and can’t be trusted to legislate on casual conversion.

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