Not all building and construction companies will benefit from the "level playing field" the federal government promised to create with the introduction of its Australian Building and Construction law.
Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former Education Editor, State Political Reporter and Health Reporter. Her reports on inequity in schools funding led to the Gonski reforms and won her national awards. Her coverage of health exposed unnecessary patient deaths at Campbelltown Hospital and led to judicial and parliamentary inquiries. At The Times of London, she exposed flaws in international medical trials.
Banned asbestos and other dangerous building products are slipping through Australian border protections, a senate inquiry has heard.
A senior executive of a major construction company has strongly criticised the Master Builders Association and the Fair Work Building Commission for running a propaganda campaign to portray the industry as corrupt and to promote the Federal Government's political agenda.
An oversupply of doctors is expected to emerge in Australia this year prompting the federal department of health to call for the importation of overseas medicos to stop.
Centrelink's debt recovery letters are leaving many people dumbstruck.
A former union official and his niece have been charged with close to $440,000 in alleged fraud offences.
When an employer reported David Evers to Centrelink, saying he had failed to show up for work, his welfare payments were swiftly cut.
The Coalition will struggle to get its controversial anti-union legislation passed even though it was the reason for calling an early federal election.
Unions fear funding for victims of domestic violence and homelessness is at risk.
Anouk Sireude resigned from her job when she was 12 weeks pregnant because another company offered her an extra month of paid parental leave.