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South African President Jacob Zuma, who is also the president of the governing African National Congress, with his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko

South Africa’s governing party celebrates with eye on tough year ahead

The ANC will be judged by its ability to deliver on its promises to provide basic services and good governance, practise sound financial management and combat corruption this election year.
The Howard-era WorkChoices redefined the terms around which the debate on workplace relations reform has been couched. AAP/Andrew Brownbill

Enterprise contracts echo ‘take it or leave it’ world of WorkChoices

Echoes of WorkChoices? The Coalition is keen to avoid any whiff of the failed policy, but some of the Productivity Commission's recommendations have a strong flavour of it.
The policy goal of seeking to ensure children benefit from increasing community living standards has been shattered. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Minimum wage up but households still falling behind

Despite consistent but slight rises in the minimum wage, successive governments have dropped the ball on providing adequate support to low income working families.
Can people who work weekends really choose not to? AAP/Robert McGrath

A day of rest: the costs of removing penalty rates

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott recently commented that if employees “don’t want to work on a weekend, fair enough, don’t work on a weekend … But if you do want to work on a weekend — and lots of…

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