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December 2019

FWO Recovers More Than $300,000 In Blitz On ‘Cheap Eat’ Districts

10/12/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Fair Work Ombudsman recovered more than $300,000 in back payments and over $30,000 in fines after it conducted an audit of...

Folau, Rugby Australia Come to Settlement; Apologise To Each Other

06/12/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Israel Folau saga has ended as the out-of-work footballer reached an out-of-court settlement with Rugby Australia. After a...

Queensland to Have a New Public Holiday On Christmas Eve

05/12/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

 The Queensland government have announced a part-day public holiday on Christmas Eve, 24 December (from 6pm-midnight). This public...

November 2019

Government Plays Down Hopes of Big Changes to Modern Awards System

22/11/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Modern Awards established by the Fair Work Act will be evaluated next year with a focus on a less complex structure of the new...

New Statistics Show Gender Pay Gap and Inequality

22/11/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Men are still out-earning women by an average of $25,679 a year, with the number of female CEOs and board members remaining static...

Worker Fatalities Continue To Decline, Says SafeWork Annual Report

20/11/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Workplace fatalities are continuing to decline, with only 1.1 worker fatalities per 100,000 workers, according to the most recent...