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Your Boss Might Go To Jail For Not Paying You Right

2 min read

Bosses who underpay workers could face jail time under a Morrison government plan to target serious exploitation and wage fraud.

Jordon Steele-John

Jordon Steele-John

It’s Hard For People To Conceive What Life's Journey Is Like For Disabled People

4 min read

As Australia’s youngest MP, I find the rhetoric that young people, particularly Millennials like me, are so entitled that we 'expect to have everything gifted to us on a silver platter' to be both insulting and laughable.

Troy Henderson

Troy Henderson

We Can Talk About Muffins, Or We Can Talk About The Real Problem Facing Millennials

5 min read

A federal parliamentary inquiry into franchising has heard allegations that Muffin Break franchisees were encouraged to underpay some staff by Foodco, the company that owns the chain.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Millennial Slackers Have Got Muffin Going For Them If They Won't Work For Free

5 min read

Let me tell you a story.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Lingerie Megastore Strips Staff Numbers And Is Accused Of 'Abusing Young Workers'

5 min read

Australia's first full-range Victoria's Secret store is being accused of not properly paying its retail staff and telling some they 'looked dead' if they weren't wearing enough makeup.

National

National

Foreign Workers Being Paid Less Because Of ‘Poor’ English

2 min read

Workers who struggle with English and understanding our labour laws are falling victim to exploitation.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Sorry, ScoMo, But A Million Jobs Ain't What They Used To Be

5 min read

A million seems like a big number.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Forget The New ABC Series, Here's The REAL Diary Of An Uber Driver

7 min read

The ABC recently announced plans for a new six-part television drama called 'Diary of an Uber Driver'.

National

National

Court Win For Woman Who Fell From Maccas Roof While On A Smoko

3 min read

A McDonald's worker who fell off the roof of a fast-food restaurant in Queensland after climbing up for a smoke has won her right to workers' compensation.

Career

Career

Quit Whining About Work-Life Balance Because The Future Is A 15-Hour Week

4 min read

Far from being wishful thinking, one man who has been studying the importance of 'leisure' for decades, says there's a way to make a 15-hour work week a reality.

Nicola Heath

Nicola Heath

I Ditched The 9 To 5 And It's Not As Glamorous As It Sounds

4 min read

There is a downside to the gig economy.

World

World

Woman Sentenced To 10 Years Jail For Faking Primary School Diploma

1 min read

The harsh penalty was issued after it was revealed the 53-year-old had only finished Year 5 but had shown forged papers that she had completed Year 6.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Abusing The Rights Of Casual Staff Is Becoming The Full-Time Job Of Big Business

6 min read

Casual work has become a pervasive feature of Australia’s labour market.

World

World

Why We Need A Long Weekend Every Weekend

1 min read

A four day working week could help make people more productive at work and happier, research has shown.

Andrew Leigh

Andrew Leigh

How Our Tax System Exacerbates Gender Inequality

5 min read

There are significant gender differences in Australia today. More large companies are run by men named John than by women.

World

World

These Are The Weirdest Jobs From The 1940s

2 min read

You thought your job was strange...

National

National

Fast Food Cashiers Can Earn More Than Childcare Workers

3 min read

"I think that's ridiculous, it's just not fair."

News

News

Tradies Take Better Care Of Their Tools Than Themselves

2 min read

Survey finds labourers aren’t looking after their health

Politics

Politics

Top Earners Get As Much In Two Weeks As Poorest Do In A Year

4 min read

"It’s a struggle to do even the most basic things"

Politics

Politics

Why Danny Glover Is Fighting For Poor Aussie Workers

6 min read

"The reason I’m here is those workers feel they're under attack"

Views

Views

Forget Minimum Wage, What About A Maximum Wage?

4 min read

"Does anyone think these CEOs work 100 times harder than the average worker? Because that's how they're being paid."

Views

Views

Workers Left Underpaid And Without Rights In Australia's 'Gig Economy'

3 min read

Australians like to think we’re a nation of straight-shooters. No-nonsense, bush larrikins with a healthy scepticism of authority.