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Australian workers and their families are looking to the new Senate to stand up for the fair go, Australian Unions said today. Speaking ahead of the first sitting of the new Senate tomorrow, ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver said that the Senate has a critical role in keeping Australia fair. "Australian…
More than six weeks ago, the Abbott/Hockey Federal Budget hit Australians so hard, that the resulting anger continues to shape the public dialogue today. The Coalition Government is continuing to hold firm to their draconian plans for Australia, despite the widespread outcry. Let's show them that we will not forget…
In what can only now be seen as a sham consultation process, the Federal Government has been encouraged by the Senate Economics Committee to ignore concerns raised by numerous stakeholders and experts in the financial services industry and finance journalism that the Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) consumer protection laws…
In order to stand up for the rights of future workers in the Federal Government's Green Army, the ASU has lodged a submission with the Senate's Inquiry. The Green Army is the Federal Government's work for the dole scheme connected to environmental concerns and issues. As proposed, many of the…
Working Life is a news source for all workers, bringing you a range of stories. Read it, print it, share it! The latest is a special Budget edition and includes the following: Hockey takes axe to the social wage; Abbott and Hockey's lost generation; Hockey's horrorshow will hurt battlers most;…
Unions fear the implications of last night's Budget will be felt for years to come with young job seekers among those most significantly impacted. ACTU President Ged Kearney said, "The so-called budget for everyone will hurt some much more than others." "By removing the safety net for young job seekers,…
The Abbott Government's first Budget signals the end of the Aussie fair go, unions said tonight. "The Abbott Government's assault on welfare, Medicare, education and the public sector represents the end of the fair go and the biggest attack on the social wage this country has ever seen," ACTU President…
PENNY Carr is co-ordinator of the Tenants' Union of Queensland, and was named Delegate of the Year at the ACTU National Union Awards in Melbourne last month. She has been a member of The Services Union since 1993 and has been actively engaged in campaigning for the industrial and working…
Working Life is a news source for all workers, bringing you a range of stories. Read it, print it, share it! The latest edition includes the following: Public backs raising the minimum wage; Finance sector's gender pay gap is a continuing scandal; More 457 visa abuses as Government loosens rules; Public servants told-…
The ASU is pleased the Federal Government has heeded concerns from the union movement, superannuation funds, seniors groups, consumer group Choice and financial advisors themselves, amongst many others, about their plans to change Future of Financial Advice (FoFA) consumer protection laws. Finance Minister Mathias Cormann announced yesterday that he will…