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Poultry worker sacked for drunkenness awarded $7,000 in compensation Poultry worker sacked for drunkenness awarded $7,000 in compensation

Published on 21 May 2015: It’s easy to sensationalise a case where it is alleged a worker’s conduct led to the death of 50 or so chickens at the worker’s place of employment, however when the decision is properly read and understood, the resolution makes complete sense.

Pell accused of trying to cover up abuse Pell accused of trying to cover up abuse

Published on 20 May 2015: The Royal Commission today heard startling evidence from the nephew of convicted child sex abuser Gerald Ridsdale that George Pell had tried to bribe him to keep quiet his abuse.

Victorian inquiry into labour hire announced Victorian inquiry into labour hire announced

Published on 20 May 2015: The Andrews Government has announced it will conduct an inquiry into the labour hire industry in the wake of the 4 Corners documentary exposing exploitation of migrant and guest workers in Australia’s fresh food industry.

Royal Commission begins landmark Ballarat public hearings Royal Commission begins landmark Ballarat public hearings

Published on 19 May 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse today began its landmark hearings in Ballarat by revealing that it had compelled the release of previously confidential documents from the Catholic Church’s insurers.

'Slave traders' in Australia are illegally operating outside of worker's compensation framework 'Slave traders' in Australia are illegally operating outside of worker's compensation framework

Published on 08 May 2015: A recent investigation conducted by the ABC’s 4 Corners into what it calls "the dirty secrets behind Australia’s fresh food" exposes an industry a large part of which operates illegally and openly outside Australian employment laws.

The jobs of 80 textile workers are on the line The jobs of 80 textile workers are on the line

Published on 06 May 2015: Victorian unions are staging a protest rally outside the premises of one of only two remaining companies in Australia that make defence uniforms for the ADF

Royal Commission into sexual abuse in Ballarat announces details of hearings Royal Commission into sexual abuse in Ballarat announces details of hearings

Published on 05 May 2015: The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has announced that its public hearing at Ballarat, commencing Tuesday 19 May, will focus exclusively on institutions operated under the auspice of the Catholic Church.

For separated families, travelling overseas with the kids can hit turbulence For separated families, travelling overseas with the kids can hit turbulence

Published on 05 May 2015: The enormous popularity of taking off overseas on holidays with the kids is something that more and more people now enjoy. But trying to travel with children following a family separation can lead to problems if the former partner objects.

Federal Government’s Comcare reforms will simply cut worker benefits Federal Government’s Comcare reforms will simply cut worker benefits

Published on 01 May 2015: Intended changes to the Comcare scheme are expected to strip back benefits currently available to employees of most Commonwealth public agencies, banks like the CBA and NAB, and national employers such as Linfox, John Holland, Medibank and Telstra.

Ryan Carlisle Thomas supports International Workers Memorial Day, in style! Ryan Carlisle Thomas supports International Workers Memorial Day, in style!

Published on 28 April 2015: It was great to see all the staff involved on a day during which we were reminded of those who have died or been injured in industrial accidents, as well as recommitting ourselves to fighting for justice for those who have suffered.

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