• Feature Article

    Australia's lowest earners hit hard by penalty rate cuts

    Kelly Hughes, Charlotte Lemmon, Lexi Denison, Ainslie Couper |  The Fair Work Commission, with the support of the Turnbull government, has made a hallmark decision to cut penalty and Sunday pay rates. This decision affects those working across the retail, hospitality, fast food and pharmacy sectors and is expected to hit hundreds of thousands of low earning Australians.
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    Australian Bankers Association examines pitches for tax campaign

    AFR |  As a parliamentary inquiry into life insurance continues to hear shocking misconduct revelations and NAB became embroiled in a new scandal at the weekend, the banks' mouthpiece, the Australian Bankers' Association, has been interviewing agencies as they consider a new campaign.
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    Unemployment falls to 5.7% in April

    SMH |  Australia's unemployment rate fell to 5.7 per cent in April, official figures show, beating expectations of a flat rate of 5.9 per cent. The total number of people with jobs rose by 37,400 in the month, the Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday.
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    'It's pathetic': Labor to oppose Malcolm Turnbull's university changes

    SMH |  Labor will put higher education at the centre of its response to this year's budget by announcing it will oppose all the government's major university changes, including the proposed rise in fees and slashing of the HECS repayment threshold.
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    Schools funding: Malcolm Turnbull dubs new $19b education policy

    The Age  |  Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared he will "bring the school funding wars to an end" in a stunning policy turnaround that will see the federal government pump an extra $19 billion into schools over the next decade.
  • Feature Article

    The plot to kill off tough new wage fraud laws

    SMH  |  Shocking cases of wage fraud in the big brands of 7-Eleven, Domino's, Caltex and United Petroleum, ricochet across the country, prompting all sides of politics to promise new legislation to rein in systemic wage fraud. Or so we thought.
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