Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor
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Anna Patty NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli has urged the federal government to introduce a quota on the number of students training to be teachers amid concerns about an oversupply.
Anna Patty "I love teaching, but I hate the fact that I'm almost 30, I have a child, I have a mortgage and I'm still a casual teacher," says Ashleigh Garven.
Anna Patty Only half the people who train to be teachers get a full-time job after graduating.
Anna Patty Most weeks, Ashleigh Garven asks herself whether she took the right career path. "My mum's a nurse and I've got five aunties who are nurses," she said. "I decided to break the mould and be a teacher.
Anna Patty Charities are pessimistic about their capacity to meet an expected growth in demand for their services over the next 12 months, a new report reveals.
Noel Towell and Anna Patty Dress codes to be flouted and bosses' communications ignored as public servants consider strike action in pay dispute. Noel Towell and Anna Patty have their fingers on the pulse.
Anna Patty After working as a casual TAFE teacher for 20 years, Terri Quinlan is still unable to access the same job security, pay and conditions as her permanent colleagues.
Anna Patty Unions are pushing to improve the security of casual workers by having a clause introduced in modern awards allowing them to become permanent employees.
Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Anna Patty Another veteran NSW construction union official has broken ranks to accuse senior union officials of maligning and labelling as "dogs" any union officerl who speaks out about corruption and...
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Anna Patty Construction company Lis-Con has blamed union harassment for its decision to close business in Queensland but the royal commission into trade unions has heard suggestions a $4 million payroll tax...
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.