Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor
Anna Patty An election fighting fund linked to the National Union of Workers has hosted fund-raising seminars with keynote speakers including Labor leader Bill Shorten to help it generate up to $300,000 per...
Anna Patty Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard is expected to appear before the royal commission into union corruption this week to be questioned about allegations she received money from a union slush fund to...
Anna Patty A CFMEU official denied threatening to ban a crane company from operating at Sydney's Barangaroo building site dismissing what was interpreted as a veiled threat as "chit chat", the royal commission...
Anna Patty Employment minister Eric Abetz has been urged to raise the issue of child labour in sweatshops with his international colleagues next week when he hosts a meeting of G20 employment ministers.
Anna Patty and Nick Ralston Witnesses have admitted to holding back evidence to the royal commission into union corruption, fearing for the safety of family members.
Anna Patty Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson admits "we all make mistakes" in life - including a "charity shag" she had with Health Services Union barrister Mark Irving more than 20 years ago.
Anna Patty and Ben Schneiders The Transport Workers Union used an international redraw facility to transfer money interstate to another union and kept poor records of tens of thousands of dollars in other cash payments, a royal...
Ben Schneiders and Anna Patty National Labor vice-president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon requested that an international money transfer be used to send $20,000 to his political allies in another union.
Anna Patty and Rachel Browne Proposed childcare reforms aim to encourage an extra 47,000 mothers to join the workforce, but the Productivity Commission modelling suggests marginal tax rates would discourage them from working...
Anna Patty More than 100,000 young people will be denied unemployment benefits for six months from next year as part of federal budget cuts to welfare.
Anna Patty Union officials face fines of more than $10,000 for allegedly coercing a building company to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMEU.
Royal commission: Hindmarsh Construction manager says he was told union delegates 'the price of industrial peace'
Anna Patty The royal commission into trade unions has heard the presence of two union delegates who did little or no work on a construction site was the price a labour hire company had to pay for industrial...
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Tom Allard and Anna Patty Tony Abbott's political career soared after he midwifed work for the dole. Now he wants to quadruple its size, even though the evidence says it doesn't work.
Anna Patty Health Services Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson has admitted to using funds from a union slush fund to write her former husband a cheque for $50,000.
Dan Harrison, Anna Patty Young job seekers denied unemployment benefits could be forced to turn to crime or sex work to survive, employment services providers have warned.
Anna Patty The CFMEU has requested the Australian Federal Police investigate apparent leaks about witnesses and evidence from the Trade Union Royal Commission.
Gareth Hutchens, Anna Patty, Dan Harrison A respected workplace economist says there is no evidence ''work for the dole'' schemes work, accusing the federal government of expanding the program for political rather than economic reasons.
Anna Patty Former union official Brian Fitzpatrick has told a royal commission that he called triple-0 moments after he received death threats.
Anna Patty The ACTU has boycotted a policy review by the royal commission into trade unions, saying it is too rushed and "piecemeal".