Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor
Anna Patty It was a day that Sydney was being tested, but the Martin Place hostage situation would not change life in Sydney, NSW Premier Mike Baird has vowed.
Anna Patty Police have advised people working in the Sydney CBD to stay away from windows until the hostage situation in Martin Place is resolved.
Anna Patty Two unions representing the public broadcaster employees have lodged an application with in the Fair Work Commission.
Anna Patty Despite Gough Whitlam introducing needs-based funding in the 1970s, the equity gap between schools seems to be widening.
Anna Patty Anna Chan has never considered herself a pioneer. But her decision 30 years ago to look for a job has earned her that recognition.
Anna Patty The union representing journalists, actors and musicians will replace its federal secretary, Chris Warren, with a newly created CEO position in March next year.
Anna Patty Sydney-based ABC staff have rejected a so-called "Hunger Games" approach to forced redundancies as "cruel" and "inhumane"
Anna Patty Psychiatrists have called for an inquiry into police suicide because injured officers have died waiting for help and support from the NSW Police force.
Anna Patty The distressing events with which police officers have to deal are taking a toll on their mental health and on their families, too.
Anna Patty The union representing shop workers has alerted the NSW Government about retailers who might trade on Christmas Day in breach of the law.
Anna Patty New research has highlighted the huge workplace cost of poor mental health and isolated key strategies to address the issue.
Anna Patty The CFMEU has accused the royal commission into trade unions of failing to test evidence against it and has challenged the commission's power to make findings in relation to alleged criminal offences.
Anna Patty An Australian company that arranged fundraising activities for charities is facing court and fines of up to $51,000 for underpaying a worker almost $8000.
Anna Patty ABC staff confronting forced redundancies consoled each other with hugs after managing director Mark Scott announced on Monday that more than 400 jobs will be cut.
Anna Patty An Australian expert in post-natal depression has said mental illness or desperation might explain why some mothers may abandon their babies.
Anna Patty Human biology and luck helped a baby survive without food or water for six days after being dumped, a paediatrician says.
Anna Patty, Amy McNeilage and Leesha McKenny A newborn baby survived for six days at the bottom of a stormwater drain in Sydney before being discovered on Sunday.
Anna Patty The balance between work and life is deteriorating for four in 10 people, according to a new study which also found Australians are donating billions of dollars in free labour each year.
Anna Patty Rotations and high status desk jobs need to be available for more police who can no longer cope with trauma and stress to combat mental illness and prevent suicides, psychologists have warned.
Anna Patty The royal commission into union corruption is told it should reject any findings "adverse to or critical of" the former prime minister.