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July 2019

Tradesman Convicted For Bullying Young Apprentice Workers

30/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

A tradesman has been fined $6,000 for bullying two young apprentices, with verbal abuse, name-calling, swearing, belittling behaviour...

$75k Fine For Builder After Circular Saw Injury

30/07/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A construction company in regional Queensland has been fined $75,000 after they were found to have failed to instruct a worker in how...

MasterChef Winner Says There's 'No Excuse' For Wage Theft

30/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

A former MasterChef winner has turned up the heat on the hospitality sector, claiming that systemic underpayment of staff should...

SA Legal Services Commission Says More Than 50 Workers A Week Reporting Unfair Treatment

29/07/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

More than 50 South Australians are being unfairly treated at work, from underpayment wages to unlawful contracting, according to a...

One Dead, Two In Hospital After Crane Comes Into Contact With Powerlines Near Cairns

29/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

A 49-year-old man has died after a crane came into contact with a powerlines. Two other men, believed to be the deceased’s...

Unions Advocate To Increase Casual Overtime Pay In Hospitality Sector

29/07/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

Unions are advocating to lift casual worker overtime pay by 25 per cent in hospitality businesses - but employer advocates warn it is a...