Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor
Anna Patty An internal audit reveals Lend Lease has recorded more than 60 serious safety breaches in a year which have put builders at risk of electrocution, fire, falls from height and falling objects.
James Massola, Anna Patty, Matthew Knott, Judith Ireland The Abbott government is actively considering raising the pension age to 70 and changing indexation arrangements for the payments in the budget.
Anna Patty Former High Court judge Dyson Heydon has opened the royal commission into trade unions by declaring it was not hostile to unions or setting out to abolish or curb their activities.
Anna Patty Employment Minister Eric Abetz has described proposals by Opposition Leader Bill Shorten to weaken the Labor Party's ties to the union movement as "window dressing".
Rachel Browne Anna Patty One in seven people in NSW - more than a million - are living below the poverty line, which is higher than the national average, a new report has found.
Anna Patty Home ownership is beyond the reach of an estimated 1.5 million Australians because the growth in house prices has outstripped the rise in minimum wage more than twofold, unions say.
Anna Patty Women are for the first time more unionised than men, a shift that has seen family-friendly hours, equal pay and paid parental leave start to dominate the labour agenda.
Anna Patty Female workers are more unionised than male workers in Australia, after a decades-long trend that has dramatically changed the union agenda.
Anna Patty The body charged with conducting the federal government's sweeping review of workplace laws has been given too little time and is ill-equipped to do the job properly, a leading workplace researcher...
Anna Patty, Rachel Browne Child protection workers have complained of being shuffled from office to office to cover staff vacancies, preventing them from getting to children in need.
Anna Patty Almost 50,000 of the state's most vulnerable children are still not being seen by caseworkers from the Department of Family and Community Services.
Union to take Qantas to the Fair Work Commission over its failure to consult workers over job losses at Sydney Airport
Anna Patty The union representing Qantas check-in staff will take the airline to the Fair Work Commission on Monday over its failure to consult with workers before deciding to axe 230 positions at Sydney...
Anna Patty Adam Susz dreamed of becoming a Qantas captain, but he didn't think he would face a 24-year wait before that could happen.
Anna Patty Women who return to work after giving birth have been forced to express milk in a car park or toilet, while others have leaked milk onto their desk after being denied the opportunity to take a break,...
Anna Patty A Lebanese university student had only been in Australia for a matter of weeks when he laid his eyes on his future wife.
Matt Wade, Anna Patty The NSW government has pared back its expectations for economic growth and forecast the state's unemployment rate will climb to its highest level since the global financial crisis.
Anna Patty An increasing number of top students are funnelled into state selective and independent high schools, yet the academic performance of Australia's brightest 15-year-olds has continued its downward...
Josephine Tovey, Anna Patty Australian high school students' achievement in maths and reading has slumped over the past decade, while huge gaps persist based on wealth, location, gender and whether students are indigenous.
Amy McNeilage, Anna Patty Public schools will take the full hit for any cuts to Gonski funding, NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli says following a tense meeting with federal Education Minister Christopher Pyne in Sydney...
Anna Patty The NSW government may be forced to almost double its assistance to independent and Catholic schools after the federal government walks away from the Gonski schools funding agreement, a legal expert...