Media Releases 2015

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Recent Media Releases

Unions will work with business over unfair cuts to paid parental leave

May 27, 2015

Unions will work together with business to combat attempts by the Abbott Government to strip away paid parental leave from 80,000 Australian families.

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Rosie Batty endorses union push for domestic violence leave

May 26, 2015

The ACTU welcomes the support of domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty for its claim to give millions of Australian workers access to domestic violence leave.

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Business budget win to help fund minimum wage increase

May 20, 2015

Last week’s Federal Budget offered a $5.5 billion bonanza for small business and this windfall must now flow to low paid employees.

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Royal Commission proves its political stripes again

May 19, 2015

The Trade Union Royal Commission has again proved it is a political operation designed to push the government’s agenda by releasing a discussion paper to the media before its public release.

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Strike action highlights government’s Budget failure

May 11, 2015

Thousands of public servants will start rolling strike action around the country on Federal Budget day.

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Temporary visa program front for slave labour

May 5, 2015

Australian unions have long said the temporary visa program is broken and facilitates the gross exploitation of migrant workers, a view confirmed by the ABC Four Corners program aired last night.

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Unions urge Abbott and Barnett Governments to stop the funding cuts and closures of Aboriginal communities

May 1, 2015

Unions are calling on the Abbott and Barnett Governments to reinstate funding for Aboriginal services, and end the forcible closures of Aboriginal communities in Western Australia.

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Senate inquiry must begin fixing broken visa system

April 29, 2015

Australia should return to a predominantly permanent migration model and curb the unsustainable growth of the overseas temporary work program.

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Employer call for ‘flexibility’ is a pay cut for workers

April 28, 2015

Employers are trying to cut the wages and conditions of millions of award workers under the guise of increasing ‘flexibility’, say unions.

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Employers try tricky legal tactics to quash new support for family friendly work arrangements and domestic violence leave

April 24, 2015

Employer groups are using tricky legal tactics to avoid new workplace protections for domestic violence leave and family friendly work arrangements which will increase women’s workforce participation.

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