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Cutting penalty rates was supposed to create jobs. It hasn’t, and here’s why not – The Conversation

May 30, 2019News

After three years of submissions, hearings and deliberations, Australia’s workplace relations umpire, […] Read More »

Fair Work Commission opts to raise the minimum wage for more than two million Australians – Courier Mail

May 30, 2019News

Australia’s lowest paid workers will be paid an extra $21.60 per week […] Read More »

Triple J – The Hack: How to make sure you’re not being ripped off at work

Jan 15, 2019News

While a lot of us look forward to Christmas and new year […] Read More »

The Guardian: Labor to restore penalty rates

Jan 15, 2019News

Bill Shorten says if elected, Labor will restore Sunday and public holiday penalty […] Read More »

SMH: ALP vows to tackle stagnant wages and underpayment of workers

Jan 15, 2019News

Tackling stagnant wages and the underpayment of workers through industrial relations reform […] Read More »

SMH: Lack of competition between employers contributes to weaker wages

Sep 3, 2018News

A lack of competition among employers for workers has contributed to a […] Read More »

ABC: Sunday surcharges remain as employees’ penalty rates fall

Sep 3, 2018News

If you have indulged in a takeaway pizza on a Sunday or […] Read More »

SMH – ‘Australia needs a raise’: wage-earners have rarely collected a smaller share of the economy

Aug 8, 2018News

Things were so different in the 1970s. Safari suits were in fashion, […] Read More »

9 News: Labor will ‘restore penalty rates, close gender pay gap’

Jul 18, 2018News

Bill Shorten has reaffirmed his vow to restore penalty rates if elected, […] Read More »

Blue Mountains Gazette: Not all businesses are passing on Sunday wage cuts

Jul 17, 2018News

From the 1st of July, businesses in retail, hospitality, fast food and pharmacy […] Read More »