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The Morrison government’s industrial relations bill is now ‘in shambles’, with only 1 of 5 reforms left after Senate opposition

The Morrison government’s omnibus industrial relations bill is in ‘shambles’ as it looks to surrender all but one of its five reforms. Facing significant opposition in the Senate over the “complex and contentious bill”, the government will not pursue the reintroduction of bargaining agreements, award amendments, or changes to greenfield […]
The Morrison government’s industrial relations bill is now ‘in shambles’, with only 1 of 5 reforms left after Senate opposition
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Anthony Albanese flags new gig worker protections and a rolling contract crackdown ahead of Labor’s industrial relations announcement

Labor will promise new Fair Work Commission powers over Australia’s gig economy, according to a speech Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese will deliver Wednesday. The speech reportedly calls for the commission to “determine what rights and obligations should apply” for vulnerable workers. The major policy announcement comes as the Coalition government […]
Anthony Albanese flags new gig worker protections and a rolling contract crackdown ahead of Labor’s industrial relations announcement
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What do you think about gig workers’ conditions? The Victorian Government wants to know

The Victorian Government is calling for submissions about recommendations made in its Inquiry into the Victorian On-Demand Workforce’s report. Launched in 2018, the Inquiry published a report earlier this year with 20 recommendations to improve gig workers’ conditions for federal and state governments After the consultation closes, the Victorian Government […]
What do you think about gig workers’ conditions? The Victorian Government wants to know
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New Australian laws could slap wage thieves with ten years jail time, million-dollar fines and public notices admitting they underpaid staff

The Attorney-General’s Department has released two new discussion papers outlining the need for new penalties to combat wage theft. Australian businesses found guilty could face million-dollar fines and be forced to display a public notice of their crimes, while directors could face disqualification and up to ten years imprisonment as […]
New Australian laws could slap wage thieves with ten years jail time, million-dollar fines and public notices admitting they underpaid staff
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Uber is under investigation in Australia

Ridesharing provider Uber is the subject of an investigation by Australia’s ombudsman for workplace relations. The Fair Work Ombudsman confirmed to Business Insider on Wednesday evening that it has started an inquiry into whether the company’s conditions for drivers comply with federal regulations. “I can confirm that the Fair Work […]
Uber is under investigation in Australia