Anna Patty

Anna Patty

Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor.
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NSW state election 2015: Greens say Labor, Nationals are on notice

Greens grouping: Newly elected Newtown MP Jenny Leong, Balmain MP Jamie Parker, upper house MP John Kaye and upper house MP Mehreen Faruq.

Anna Patty The NSW Greens Party has claimed the election of three and probably four MPs to the lower house of parliament as a victory for progressive voters across the state, putting the Labor Party and...

Greens emerge among the big winners in the state election expected to pick up four lower house seats

Newtown Greens candidate Jenny Leong  waiting to vote at Darlington Public School.

Natalie O'Brien and Anna Patty The Greens have emerged among the big winners of the election with the party expected to secure four lower house seats.

NSW Election 2015: Greens pull ahead of Labor to secure seat of Balmain

Labor hopeful for the seat of Balmain Verity Firth, right, was joined by Federal Labor MP Tanya Plibersek who came to Annandale this afternoon to lend some support.

Anna Patty Incumbent Greens candidate Jamie Parker has secured the seat of Balmain after a tight two-way contest with the Labor Party's Verity Firth.

ACTU calls on Fair Work Commission to lift minimum wage by $27 a week


Anna Patty The ACTU's submission to the review of minimum wages argues a greater increase is necessary to avoid creating an underclass of working poor and rising inequality.

All talk and no action on greater workplace flexibility, research finds

Anna Patty It took Shey Hooper six months before she could find an employer willing to employ her on a part-time basis after she had children.

Minimum wage case: ACTU submission to increase compulsory super contributions

Anna Patty Freeze on minimum superannuation entitlements will make workers on minimum wages thousands of dollars worse off, ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver says.

NSW state election 2015: Independent Alex Greenwich fights to hold on to Clover Moore's old seat

Independent incumbent Alex Greenwich with lord mayor Clover Moore.

Anna Patty A recent redistribution has reduced Alex Greenwich's margin to just 0.3 per cent.

Bullied worker had nowhere to turn but Labor has plan to change that

Lynne Magee.

Anna Patty After being constantly belittled and yelled at in her office, Lynne Magee found nowhere to turn because she was working for the authority in charge of regulating workplace bullying.

NSW joint taskforce to investigate unscrupulous training providers

Anna Patty A 70-year-old Vietnamese woman with poor English is among hundreds of people in NSW who have been allegedly tricked into signing up for expensive student loans.

NSW election 2015: Labor announces $300 million housing plan

Anna Patty Labor has promised to match the Baird government's commitment to release 20,000 new housing lots to alleviate Sydney's housing affordability crisis if it wins the state election next week.

Tim Lyons resigns from ACTU executive after leadership stoush

Tim Lyons used social media to announce his departure from the ACTU executive.

Anna Patty The assistant secretary of the ACTU has announced his departure on Twitter.

Sydney intern architect underpaid almost $7000

Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James says they are working to educate employers and workers about what genuine learning opportunities look like.

Anna Patty A Sydney company failed to pay a student intern thousands of dollars in wages 

Electricity workers set for industrial action

TPG has hired Lazard Australia to run an auction for the power company.

Anna Patty Employees have given electricity network companies Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy notice of a series of staggered work stoppages next week over a stalled workplace agreement.

NSW election 2015: Greens education election policy on schools funding

The Greens are promising to realise the final two years of Gonski funding recommendations.

Anna Patty The final two years of a national schools funding plan developed by businssman David Gonski could be realised if $1 billion in annual state government funding for private schools was transferred to...

As the fulltime workforce is eroded, casuals cling to penalty rates

Gerry Herron, Qantas baggage handler, is struggling to make ends meet on casual rates.

Anna Patty As a father of three, Gerry Herron says he couldn't afford to keep working as a baggage handler if his penalty rates were abolished.

Labor pledge to protect pregnant women's right to work

Sunday Life columnist Tracey Spicer.

Anna Patty Tracey Spicer's fate - sacked by her television network after she had a baby - will be illegal if Labor wins the NSW election. 

Labor would stop outsourcing of public service jobs to India

Peter Primrose says a Foley Labor government would freeze all proposals for further privatisation of public services.

Anna Patty A plan to outsource up to 240 public sector jobs to India would be stopped under NSW Labor, if it wins the state election. 

Mike Baird and Luke Foley rate as most trustworthy leaders

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27:  STATE ELECTION:  NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley and NSW Premier Mike Baird at the NSW State Election Debate on February 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Christopher Pearce/Fairfax Media)

Anna Patty Premier Mike Baird has ranked ahead of his rival, Labor leader Luke Foley, in a voter poll rating their trustworthiness and competence. 

NSW Election 2015: Labor attacked for unfunded promise of new rail links to Badgerys Creek

Labor Leader Luke Foley making his  infrastructure announcement  in Luddenham with Anthony Albanese.

Jacob Saulwick and Anna Patty Rail users would be able to catch a train to a Badgerys Creek Airport from two lines the day the airport opens, under a Labor policy that has been immediately attacked for not including any funding.

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