Mountain to climb? The Greens have set their sights on topping 90% renewable energy.
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The Greens have backed a renewable energy goal of 90% by 2030. With wind and solar getting cheaper all the time, it's an achievable challenge.
UAW workers are fighting back.
Labor leaders sometimes seem to concede defeat too easily, yet workers are still fighting for their place in the middle class.
Former ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher will join the shadow cabinet with responsibility for mental health, housing, homelessness and women.
Bill Shorten has elevated two more women to his shadow cabinet, giving Labor a total of seven compared with the Turnbull cabinet's five, in a minor reshuffle of his frontbench.
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is looking at his third year being vastly harder than he might have hoped.
Bill Shorten, having seen off a prime minister, next week will mark his second anniversary as opposition leader.
Students likely to drop out need support - one of the best sources of support is current students.
Bill Shorten has said he wants to reduce the number of uni students dropping out. Here's one way to do it.
Hurry up! We’re on the clock.
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Are we overscheduling our children even from the moment of their birth? We live in an on-demand world. Movies are shown on request, food is delivered on call and drivers arrive when beckoned. As an economist…
Abercrombie says it will no longer require employees to be constantly on call.
A significant share of the workforce wakes up every day without knowing at what time they'll work – or even if they will earn anything at all.
Is this the future of labor?
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The most radical reinvention of work since the rise of industrialization is upon us, as more of us drift toward app-enabled self-employment.
According to Judge Richard Berman, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell can no longer ‘dispense his own brand of industrial justice.’
In going after Tom Brady, the NFL went all-in – and now must face a new reality.
How can workers fight for higher wages in today’s economy?
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The chorus chanting 'America needs a raise!' will undoubtedly grow as Labor Day approaches. They're not wrong, but America needs more than that.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enters the Manhattan Federal Courthouse for the first Deflategate hearing on August 12.
In what's looking more and more like a power grab, the NFL and Goodell may have overplayed their hand.
Workers are still feeling a little pinched.
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The July employment report suggests the recent trend of lackluster gains in jobs and wages is continuing, and a rate hike should therefore be off the table for the time being.
Protesters interrupt Andrew Giles speech during the boat turnback debate.
After a fraught few days and a highly emotional debate at Labor’s national conference, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has secured the right to turn back asylum seeker boats if he becomes prime minister…
Time to punch out?
The changes President Obama proposed are hardly radical and are in keeping with the original spirit of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
While our labor laws aren’t quite as old as the Dead Sea scrolls, they still need updating.
The president's proposal to more than double the overtime threshold was a good first step, but he shouldn't stop there.
Bill Shorten is facing a challenging winter recess.
The parliamentary budget session has ended with Tony Abbott having reason to feel a good deal more confident than Bill Shorten.
Bill Shorten has questions to answer over his time as the head of the AWU, according to Tony Abbott.
The government has always seen Bill Shorten's union past as a prime target, and now it is starting to take serious aim.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has released modelling showing that lower income families are hit hardest by Coalition policies.
NATSEM modelling to be released by Bill Shorten shows nine out of ten of the lowest income families with children are losing out under Coalition policies.
Tony Abbott’s sister Christine Forster believes the Liberal Party should look at moving to a conscience vote on gay marriage this year.
As Labor steps up its internal debate on whether its MPs should be "bound" on a vote for marriage equality, Tony Abbott's gay sister Christine Forster believes that would "certainly improve the numbers" to pass the reform.
Bill Shorten has revealed a Labor plan to remove the tax-free concession available to people with high annual superannuation incomes.
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A Labor government would crack down on the superannuation tax breaks enjoyed by high income earners, raising more than $14 billion over ten years, under a policy released by Bill Shorten on Tuesday.