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Employment condition questions face Amazon's Australian operation Employment condition questions face Amazon's Australian operation

Published on 22 May 2017: Amazon is to open new distribution centres in Australia, but despite welcome new jobs, Amazon’s warehouse workers may face contingent and insecure employment.

Family violence gets the attention it deserves Family violence gets the attention it deserves

Published on 19 May 2017: This month, some important funding announcements were made by the State and Federal Governments in an effort to tackle family violence.

Your legal rights when a robot assists in surgery Your legal rights when a robot assists in surgery

Published on 18 May 2017: The introduction of robots to complicated surgical procedures raises new concerns and questions over the treatment of injuries.

New details on Commonwealth led Compensation Scheme New details on Commonwealth led Compensation Scheme

Published on 11 May 2017: A lack of information has left abuse survivors questioning whether they will be eligible for compensation and wondering how the scheme will be implemented by 2018, as committed to by the federal government.

Airtasker pioneers gig economy and protects workers Airtasker pioneers gig economy and protects workers

Published on 04 May 2017: In what is being described as an unprecedented move, the digital app, Airtasker, announced that it will seek to provide minimum working wages to workers.

How to use the complex CFA volunteer injury scheme How to use the complex CFA volunteer injury scheme

Published on 20 April 2017: Unlike WorkCover, very little information is publicly available about how the Country Fire Authority’s unique injury claims and compensation system works.

TAC quadriplegic misses out on accommodation costs TAC quadriplegic misses out on accommodation costs

Published on 18 April 2017: TAC decision to deny extra compensation to a boy made quadriplegic as a result of a road accident has been upheld on appeal by the Victorian Supreme Court.

The reasons behind a surge in sexual abuse enquiries The reasons behind a surge in sexual abuse enquiries

Published on 07 April 2017: Over the past four years, Ryan Carlisle Thomas has received a large number of enquiries from members of the public who were sexually abused during their youth.

Turnbull Govt's legislative interference makes CFA unworkable Turnbull Govt's legislative interference makes CFA unworkable

Published on 05 April 2017: Recent legislation amending the Fair Work Act has created an unworkable situation, with major restructuring of Victoria’s fire services now needed.

Andrews Govt extends worker protections under WorkCover Act Andrews Govt extends worker protections under WorkCover Act

Published on 30 March 2017: The Victorian Govt. has introduced new WorkCover legislation into parliament in order to strengthen and extend the benefits and rights of injured workers.

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