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Wednesday, 18 October 2017
In the news - The Guardian
'Perverse outcomes': How Australia is failing sexual harassment victims The sex discrimination commissioner Kate Jenkins talks about the cost of making a complaint and how the cases keep coming despite the strength of discrimination laws.
Saturday, 6 May 2017
In the news - Sky News
Vic govt to reform labour hire industry Maurice Blackburn Lawyers welcomes the Victorian government labour hire industry licensing scheme, saying it would help 'clean up' the labour hire industry.
Friday, 16 December 2016
In the news - The Age
$100 million payday for $1-an-hour staff with disabilities Up to 10,000 Australians with intellectual disabilities, who worked for as little as 99 cents an hour, will share in a massive $100 million federal government payout after a landmark discrimination lawsuit.
Thursday, 24 November 2016
In the news - The New Daily
Whistleblower deal struck by Nick Xenophon, Derryn Hinch long overdue: experts Experts say Senator Nick Xenophon’s deal for more whistleblower protections was long overdue, labeling Australia’s current laws as “hopeless”.
Wednesday, 2 December 2015
In the news - ABC
Online abuse of writer Clementine Ford highlights how bullying can cost you your job Ever since a man lost his job because Clementine Ford reported his online abuse to his employer, flame-throwers have accused her, among other things, of being a man-hating whore.
Monday, 23 November 2015
In the news - The Sydney Morning Herald
Wage fraud: Pizza Hut franchisees using 'sham' contracts to underpay drivers Australia's second-biggest pizza chain, Pizza Hut, is under fire as evidence emerges that its franchisees are using "sham" contracts to pay delivery drivers as little as $12 an hour without super or WorkCover.
Tuesday, 13 October 2015
In the news - The Age
Box Hill nurse accused of ignoring doctors' orders to feed babies formula A senior nurse in charge of Box Hill Hospital's special care nursery has been accused of ignoring doctors' orders to feed vulnerable babies formula and to provide them with oxygen.
Saturday, 3 October 2015
In the news - Sydney Morning Herald
Sex for surgical training claims should be investigated, lawyer says Historical reports of sexual harassment and corruption in training overseen by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons should be investigated with perpetrators held to account, a leading lawyer says.
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
In the news - The Guardian
Workplace bullying whistleblowers shouldn't fear press hatchet jobs My client, Dimity Paul, was brave to make her complaint against disgraced Victorian MP Adem Somyurek. She shouldn’t have expected to be treated so poorly afterwards
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
In the news - The Age
Most vulnerable workers caught in back-pay standoff On election night in November 2013, a victorious Tony Abbott spoke graciously, foreshadowing an inclusive approach to the first term of his new government: "A good government," he said, "governs for all Australians, including those who haven't voted for it". It has "a duty to help everyone to maximise his or her potential. Indigenous people. People with disabilities ... we will not leave anyone behind."
Thursday, 26 March 2015
In the news - The Guardian
Abbott government likely to ask for deadline extension on disability wage The Abbott government is likely to have to ask the Human Rights Commission for extra time to come up with a new system to determine fair wages for thousands of intellectually disabled workers, three years after the old system was declared discriminatory.
Thursday, 19 March 2015
In the news - The Hoopla
Abbott: 99 cents an hour is enough for some workers What a disgraceful excuse for a Christian is Abbott. This week sees the re-introduction of a bill into Parliament that, if passed, will mean that 10,000 workers with an intellectual disability will never receive full compensation for the work they did over a ten year period.