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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TPP: Unions fear impact on Australian workers

Anna Patty The deal has been signed in secret without explanation says the ACTU.

Western Sydney audit discovers major shortage of skilled workers

General Manager of Hix electrical contractors, Lea Hicks.

Anna Patty A growing skills shortage is threatening to cripple economic growth in Western Sydney leaving seven out of 10 businesses without the qualified workers they need at the same time the region...

Sydney's George Street light rail construction: Commuters confused by bus route changes

Cody Love of Surry Hills at Wynyard bus stop. He found changes to bus routes in Sydney confusing on Sunday 4 October 2015. Photo Anna Patty

Anna Patty Commuters are asked to be patient while extensive changes to Sydney's bus routes are introduced.

Royal commission investigates CFMEU NSW official Brian Parker

Brian Parker after giving evidence at the royal commission in June.

Anna Patty A royal commission is investigating whether CFMEU NSW secretary Brian Parker or any other union officials took secret commissions or unlawful payments including more than $130,000 in donations from...

Michaelia Cash will ask voters to determine the future of penalty rates

Senator Michaela Cash, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women

Anna Patty Sunday penalty rates will not be cut without a mandate from voters at the next federal election, but the new Employment Minister, Michaelia Cash, will push ahead with plans to revive the...

The Cosmetic Institute: lung punctured during routine cosmetic surgery

Krystle Morgan.

Anna Patty A woman who was rushed to hospital after her lung was punctured during routine cosmetic surgery has spoken out for the first time to warn others of the risks.

Workers at Australia-made lighting factory Wadco left high and dry after doors closed

Anna Patty Closed doors at Sydney-based Wadco Lighting leave workers in the hands of taxpayers for compensation entitlements.

Labor stoush looms over Salim Mehajer's re-election as Auburn deputy mayor

Property developer Salim Mehajer's re-election as deptuy mayor of Auburn City Council has re-ignited the unease that following his lavish wedding last month.

Leesha McKenny and Anna Patty The re-election of Sydney's most controversial deputy mayor has triggered a brawl inside the Labor Party, including renewed calls for an inquiry into Auburn City Council.

Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer re-elected as rival's colleague reneges on vote deal

Auburn deputy mayor and property developer Salim Mehajer with new wife Aysha, during their lavish wedding in August.

Anna Patty Defying calls for his sacking, Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer was re-elected to the position on Wednesday night after his name was drawn from a "hat" to break a tied...

Human face of refugees and migrants strike a chord with Australians on Facebook

Hasan from Afghanistan, featured on the <em>New Humans of Australia </em>Facebook page.

Anna Patty Hassan came to Australia from Afghanistan in 1999, at the age of 17. He was alone and without any family.

Teens threaten motorist with knife in western Sydney


Anna Patty A man was sitting in his car using the phone on Tuesday night when the door swung open and he was threatened with a knife.

Sydney weather: cold front to hit city, ending run of warm days

Sydneysiders have been basking in warm weather since the start of September, but that's about to change.

Anna Patty and Megan Levy Sydney's sunny start to spring is about to take a turn for the worse when a southerly change hits the city, bringing the prospect of showers for the next week and considerably cooler conditions.

Passenger delays expected as airport staff go on strike

Anna Patty Passengers flying in and out of international airports around the country face potential delays as Border Force workers begin a 10-day strike over pay and conditions.

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New drug and alcohol tests for building sites may be Eric Abetz's swansong

Public service minister Eric Abetz looks unlikely to remain on the front bench.

Anna Patty Drug and alcohol testing will be introduced on building sites as part of what is expected to be Employment Minister Eric Abetz's final contribution to the federal cabinet.

Unions dub Malcolm Turnbull's workplace agenda 'same muck, different bucket'

ACTU president Ged Kearney:

Anna Patty Trade unions are less than optimistic about what lies ahead from the new Prime Minister on the issue of industrial relations reform.

Unions blitz marginal seats on Central Coast to protect workers' penalty rates

Volunteers and union representatives at the Kariong Hall on the Central Coast.

Anna Patty Unions targeted marginal seats in their push to protect penalty rates.

ACTU rules out legal action against Dyson Heydon

Royal commissioner Dyson Heydon.

Anna Patty The union movement has decided against pursuing action in the High Court.

TAFE teachers downgraded and salaries cut as 'second-chance' education slashed

TAFE teachers Leanne Kennelly, David Pisani, Greg Robinson and Liz Ingram.

Anna Patty Young people are expected to suffer as 'second-chance' education is slashed.

Jobs of the future – how safe is your occupation?

Ilche Vojdanoski has teamed up with Newcastle University's Chris Renton  to form a start-up company called HiveAUV to develop drone technology.

Anna Patty How physiologist Jason Pilgrim has guaranteed himself a job for the next decade.

Another patient rushed from The Cosmetic Institute to hospital emergency unit

Paramedics take Amy Rickuss from The Cosmetic Institute to Westmead Hospital in January.

Anna Patty A second young woman has been rushed to hospital after suffering complications during a breast enlargement procedure at The Cosmetic Institute.