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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on 28 April 2015: The Victorian Government is in the middle of enacting recommendations of the Betrayal of Trust” Report, which was released following the Victorian Parliamentary inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and other non-government organizations.
Published on 22 April 2015: Tuesday 28 April will mark International Workers Memorial Day, honoring the memory of those killed, disabled, injured or made unwell at work as a result of unsafe work practices.
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