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National minimum wage to rise by 5.2% starting in July

By ERIN MODARO The Fair Work Commission announced on June 15 that the national minimum wage will rise by 5.2% beginning on July 1st. This amounts to a rate of $21.38 per hour or $812.60 per week, affecting more than 2.7 million Australians who receive minimum wage. The Fair Work Commission evaluated the new minimum […]

Driver wins unfair dismissal case against Deliveroo

By ALLISON HORE A food delivery driver who was kicked off the app he worked for at the height of the pandemic last year has won a landmark unfair dismissal case which could shake up the industry both in Australia and around the world.  Diego Franco, a Brazilian man who lives in Sydney with his […]

Free speech fails Folau

By Michael Hitch The Israel Folau and Rugby Australia battle rages on as the Fair Work commission continues to hear Folau’s case, with concerns from legal experts that Rugby Australia is fighting an up-hill battle involving religious discrimination, freedom of speech and contract law. From a Tongan family, Folau’s professional sporting career included two years […]

WestConnex mould found in ear

BY WENDY BACON The Fair Work Commission has recommended that the WestConnex M4 East tunnel employ a full-time hygienist to ensure safe work on the remaining sections of the M4 East tunnel construction. The order was made in late March after a worker was found to have toxic mould growing in his ear. Tests showed […]

Railing against injustice

BY ANDREW CHUTER Sydney's rail crisis has become a major headache for the Berejiklian government at the start of 2018. It has added strength to community campaigns calling for public transport investment to be put first ahead of toll road expansions. It started with a major system meltdown on January 9, which Transport Minister Andrew […]