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Clay Lucas

Clay Lucas is city editor for The Age. Clay has worked at The Age since 2005, covering state politics, urban affairs, transport, local government and workplace relations for The Age and Sunday Age. Clay won a Quill with Age investigative reporter Royce Millar in 2009.

Carr push for federal Labor to see business case for East West Link

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Clay Lucas Federal Labor has demanded the business case for the $14billion-$18billion East West Link be tabled in the Senate.

Employers fight to hold wages to $8.50 rise

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James Massola, Clay Lucas Australia's largest employer group has called for a minimum wage rise of just $8.50 a week, or 1.3 per cent – less than half the forecast rise in the cost of living of 2.7 per cent.

No plans to enter federal parliament: Paul Howes confirms he is quitting as AWU boss

Paul Howes, National Secretary of the Australian Workers' Union (AWU)

James Massola, Clay Lucas Australia's highest profile unionist, Paul Howes, says his next job will not be as an MP in federal parliament, but he has left the door open to a future career in public life.

Paul Howes expected to stand down from union movement

Clay Lucas, James Massola Australia's highest profile unionist, Paul Howes, will resign from the union movement on Monday.

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Building watchdog's 15 police referrals in 7 years score no convictions

The government is proposing to replace the ABCC, an organisation loathed by unions.

Ben Schneiders and Clay Lucas As the Abbott government moves to revive the building industry watchdog, Victoria Police has revealed that not one criminal conviction was recorded as a result of its information over its seven years...

Qantas unions fear axe to fall on up to 3000 jobs

Matt O'Sullivan, James Massola, Clay Lucas Qantas' heavily unionised workforce fears up to 3000 job cuts will be announced next week when the airline's management reveals how it plans to strip $2 billion in costs out of the business.

Major review of workplace laws stirs union angst

James Massola, Clay Lucas The federal government is finalising plans to launch a sweeping review of workplace laws and could hand-pick an industrial relations expert from outside the Productivity Commission to help lead the...

Business figure to help lead sweeping review of Fair Work laws

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James Massola and Clay Lucas The federal government is finalising plans for a sweeping review of the nation's workplace laws, and could hand-pick an industrial relations expert from outside the Productivity Commission to help...

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Innovation key to competitive future, economists and industry groups warn

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Clay Lucas Australia faces a bleak future unless energy is found to renew the country's manufacturing base in the wake of the car industry's departure, economists and industry groups have warned.

Road to recession: end of car industry may cost 50,000 jobs

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Clay Lucas and Mark Hawthorne The end of car manufacturing in Australia - confirmed with Toyota's announcement that it would shut local production in 2017, taking thousands of jobs with it - could tip Victoria and South Australia...

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Disabled workers go to Federal Court over back pay

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Clay Lucas Lawyers acting for thousands of underpaid intellectually disabled workers will lodge a court application on Monday to block the Abbott government's scheme to tackle the underpayments.

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Class action seeks much better deal

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Clay Lucas Lawyers acting for thousands of underpaid intellectually disabled workers will lodge a court application on Monday seeking to block the federal government's scheme to tackle the underpayments.

ACCC chairman Rod Sims denies urging privatisation of Australia Post

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Gareth Hutchens, Clay Lucas Labor has demanded that the federal government say whether it plans to sell Australia Post, as a former commissioner of the competition regulator says the postal service ought to be privatised.

Australia Post sell-off idea sparks angry debate

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Gareth Hutchens and Clay Lucas Labor has demanded that the federal government say whether it plans to sell Australia Post, as a former commissioner of the competition regulator says the postal service ought to be privatised.

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Fair Work Commission to start hearing anti-bullying complaints next month

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Clay Lucas Bullying complaints could swamp the Fair Work Commission when it begins hearing cases next month because the Gillard government did not put in adequate methods to filter out dubious or unsuitable...

Bullying complaints against business expected to soar

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Clay Lucas Bullying complaints could swamp the Fair Work Commission when it begins hearing cases in January because the Gillard government did not apply adequate methods to filter out dubious or unsuitable...

Toyota to appeal ruling on cost-cutting plan

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Clay Lucas and Sam Hall Toyota will challenge a judgment handed down by Federal Court Justice Mordy Bromberg that stopped the car maker putting 27 proposals to cut wages and conditions to staff at its Altona plant.

Tony Abbott's message to companies looking for bailouts: we're not coming to the rescue

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David Wroe, Clay Lucas The government has unveiled a $100 million package to create jobs for Holden workers facing redundancy but predicted an end to so-called corporate welfare, insisting struggling manufacturers must...

Tony Abbott announces $100 million package for Holden workers

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David Wroe, Clay Lucas The Abbott government has unveiled a $100 million package to create new jobs for Holden workers facing redundancy, but flagged an end to so-called corporate welfare, insisting struggling...

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott announces $100m package to help car workers

Prime Minister Tony Abbott during a press conference in the Prime Minister's courtyard in Canberra on Wednesday 18 December 2013.

Clay Lucas, Jonathan Swan South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has angrily denounced the $100 million package for car industry workers unveiled by Tony Abbott as "laughable" and an insult to those left without jobs.

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