Media Releases: 2018

Government’s heartless timing on Industrial Manslaughter response

Media Release - December 20, 2018

Jobs and Industrial Relations Minister Kelly O’Dwyer has released an inadequate and hurtful Government response to the Senate Inquiry findings in October into industrial deaths.

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ALP platform sets path to fairness at work

Media Release - December 18, 2018

The peak body for working people has endorsed the ALP platform for workplace relations, which sets the country on the road to fair pay rises and more secure jobs.

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MYEFO revises wage growth forecasts down

Media Release - December 17, 2018

The MYEFO statement has revised down the Morrison Government wage growth forecasts – as has been the case in almost every budget or budget update under the Abbott/Turnbull/Morrison Government.

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Super announcement will help recover stolen savings

Media Release - December 16, 2018

The peak body for working people has welcomed Bill Shorten’s commitment to include the superannuation guarantee in the National Employment Standards under a future ALP government.

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Enterprise agreement decline shows need to change the rules on bargaining

Media Release - December 13, 2018

A Centre for Future Work report released today warns that the number of Enterprise Agreements (EAs) and the number of workers covered by enterprise agreements is in serious decline leaving more working people unable to negotiate for above-award pay.

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$2 billion lost thanks to 722 companies paying no tax

Media Release - December 13, 2018

722 large companies paid no tax in 2016-17, costing Australian tax payers $2,075,382,470 in lost taxes according to the Tax Transparency Report, released today.

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Morrison finally caves on federal ICAC

Media Release - December 13, 2018

The Morrison Government has announced a federal anti-corruption commission after years of opposing the idea, even in the face of overwhelming public pressure.

The ACTU is concerned that model announced by the Prime Minister is critically deficient and won’t address corruption. It will not hold public hearings, issue reports, make findings against individuals or have the power to examine historical issues, all of which will hobble the ability of the commission to meaningfully pursue and address corruption.

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ACTU welcomes ALP action on insecure work and wages

Media Release - December 12, 2018

The peak body for working people welcomes the acknowledgement by Labor that there is a crisis of insecure work and low wage growth, and welcomes their commitment to take action that addresses the problems.

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Two in three women sexually harassed at work

Media Release - December 11, 2018

Two in three women and one in three men have been subject to one or more forms of sexual harassment at work, according to a survey of nearly 10,000 people by the peak body for working people.

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Liam O’Brien elected ACTU Assistant Secretary

Media Release - December 10, 2018

A special meeting of the ACTU executive has unanimously elected Liam O’Brien to the position of Assistant Secretary, replacing the outgoing Michael Borowick.

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