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Union rally over Fair Work Bill (The Hobart Mercury, 15 September)
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Union bid to lock in super rises (The Australian, 5 September)
Unions strip support for penalty rates (The Australian, 1 September)
Domestic violence victims should have paid leave, says ACTU (SMH, 18 August)
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