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August 2019

Calls For Industrial Manslaughter Laws Intensify After Mine Tragedy

27/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Northern Territory-based unions are calling for industrial manslaughter laws after a man was killed in tragic wall collapse. The...

Employers Could Be Jailed For Wage Theft Under New Victorian Laws

26/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Employers in Victoria found to be exploiting workers could be subject to harsher penalties under news laws. The state government in...

Sushi operator fined $108,000 for underpayment

26/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

An operator of two sushi outlets in Queensland has been fined by the Fair Work Ombudsman after they were found to be “recklessly”...

Industrial Manslaughter Set To Become A Criminal Offence In Western Australia

26/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Western Australian Labor government has announced a new workplace safety bill to provide for the criminal offence of industrial...

Big Crisis For Small Business In Australia: Report

23/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

There’s a small business crisis in Australia, according to the free market thinktank Institute of Public Affairs. The IPA is...

Childcare Workers Push For A 45 Percent Wage Boost

23/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

University-educated preschool teachers could soon be earning more, with pay rises of up to 45 per cent, equating to a salary of up to...