The obstacles workers face in successfully pursuing their entitlements and the inadequacy of our current penalties to deter underpayments means problems with franchises will remain.
To what extent would the ABCC and Registered Organisations bills actually deal with union corruption or criminality if passed?
On Q&A, an unemployed merchant seafarer said Australian seafarers could replaced by foreign seafarers working on 457 visas, working for as little as $2 an hour. We check the facts.
Government's new legislation will strike at the heart of union power.
The Productivity Commission has recommended paring back Sunday penalty rates, more consideration to economic circumstances in setting minimum wages, and a new form of statutory employment contract.