In Today's Media

Modern slavery crackdown will force large companies to examine supply chains (17/08/2017)
The Federal Government has moved to crack down on modern slavery by forcing large businesses to lay out the steps they are taking to eradicate it.
Source: ABC

Michael Gunner pleads with resources companies to end FIFO work practices (17/08/2017)
The Northern Territory's Chief Minister has made a direct plea to resources companies to end fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) work practices, as the NT mulls the future of its gas industry.
Source: ABC

Wages growth remains stuck at record low under 2pc (17/08/2017)
Australian workers are still stuck with the lowest level of wages growth in at least two decades, as pay packets increased an average of just 1.9 per cent last financial year.
Source: ABC

Why Can’t Organizations Engage Their Employees? (17/08/2017)
An engaged employee is a difference maker, yet the number of actively disengaged employees far exceeds the number of engaged ones, notes James Heskett. What do you think is key to firing up the workforce?
Source: Harvard Business School

Single Touch Payroll system could direct workers to high-cost super funds (17/08/2017)
The Australian Taxation Office’s Single Touch Payroll automation system could push workers into choosing unsuitable and high fee superannuation funds, Industry Super Australia believes.
Source: The New Daily

Australia has given up on solving unemployment’ (17/08/2017)
It is a sad state of affairs to realise that the current crop of Australian policy-makers have effectively given up on reducing unemployment.
Source: The New Daily

Vulnerable workers bill in 'delicate' balance (16/08/2017)
Amendments that threatened to weaken a bill to protect vulnerable workers from underpayment and exploitation were under "delicate" negotiation on Tuesday night.
Source: SMH

Federal government to dump prosecutors for labour-hire lawyers (15/08/2017)
Government lawyers battling terrorists, child sex offenders and other serious criminals fear their jobs are to be outsourced as their bosses trim employee numbers, according to the public service union.
Source: SMH

Pizza Hut slammed by Fair Work Ombudsman as $20,000 underpayment in Newcastle is revealed (14/08/2017)
A NSW Pizza Hut franchisee has been ordered to pay its workers almost $20,000 in underpaid wages, as the company faces further criticism from the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Source: ABC

School cleaning contracts to be slashed in Victoria after workers routinely exploited (14/08/2017)
Victorian public school cleaning contracts are being slashed in a bid to stop staff being routinely underpaid and exploited by rogue operators.
Source: ABC