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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Fair Work Commissioner Bernie Riordan defends approval of loan to NSW ALP

Anna Patty Bernie Riordan has told a royal commission that the 8.5 per cent interest the ALP offered to pay for a loan was a good commercial return.

Royal commission into corruption: $500,000 union loan to ALP like 'lending money to a family member'

Mark Buttigieg at the Royal Commission.

Anna Patty The NSW Electrical Trades Union was confident the ALP would repay a $500,000 loan without any security, a witness told the Royal Commission.

Overseas workers: Australia risks becoming 'two-tier' workforce, ACTU warns

Anna Patty ACTU has warned Australia is creating a "two-tier system", with many international workers having fewer rights than others.

Royal Commission: ETU 'slush fund' trustee Geoffrey Prime kept no record of $60k cheque

Signed a cheque for $60,000: Geoffrey Prime.

Anna Patty Asked who cashed the cheque on July 15, 2011, Geoffrey Prime said could not say.

ETU members victimised and sent to psychiatrist for raising concerns: royal commission told

At the hearing: Russell Wilson agreed that union members were victimised if they spoke up about concerns.

Anna Patty The Royal Commission hears a union member was "sent to a psychiatrist" for raising concerns about the Electrical Trades Union.

ETU minute-taker says ALP loan was never discussed at meetings

ETU

Anna Patty Paul Sinclair said he recorded the minutes for the executive meeting on December 20, 2010, for which there was no written record of any discussion of the loan.

Scott McIntyre: The law on sacking for tweeting

Sacked over Twitter comments: Scott McIntyre.

Anna Patty Love venting about work on social media? Your employer could have your guts for garters. 

Employers accused of using tricky tactics on domestic violence leave

The ACTU says family friendly work arrangements and domestic violence are

Anna Patty  Employer groups have been accused of using "tricky legal tactics" to avoid new workplace protections for domestic violence leave and family friendly work hours.

NSW power workers warned workplace agreements under threat

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Anna Patty, Jenny Wiggins NSW power workers have been warned that any agreement on their job security and conditions may prove worthless as a result of a controversial Fair Work Commission decision ruling to terminate a...

Albert Monk extolled at royal commission preliminary hearing

Commissioner Dyson Heydon hears opening statements at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption at William Cooper Justice Centre Melbourne.  7/7/2014

Anna Patty  The head of the royal commission into trade unions has provided a rare insight into his personal views by extolling the virtues of old-style unionist Albert Monk.

Sydney weather damage: 7100 insurance claims, 5500 calls for help

Hazards: SES workers clear up a fallen tree in Bellevue Hill.

Anna Patty Bad weather is estimated to have caused millions of dollars in damage to property and infrastructure.

Fair Work Ombudsman: Chinese and Filipino workers underpaid by Taiwanese employer Chia Tung

Chinese and Filipino workers employed by the Taiwanese company, Chia Tung Development Corp Ltd, are being underpaid, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman.

Anna Patty Dozens of Chinese and Filipino workers on temporary working visas in regional NSW have been underpaid by more than $873,000 and housed in overcrowded accommodation, the Fair Work Ombudsman has...

Anzac Day 2015: Why is there no public holiday?

There will be no public holiday to mark Anzac Day this year.

Anna Patty The NSW government has been urged to grant workers a public holiday on Monday after the Anzac Day commemorations on Saturday. Take our poll

Police on the scrap heap - blueprint for reform in managing stress disorders

Former homicide investigator Belinda Neil and NSW Greens MP  David Shoebridge have been working on the reforms.

Anna Patty Police who are psychologically injured on the job and who take their own lives should be included on the official police honour role under a blueprint to reform systemic problems in the way post...

Fair Work Commission: NSW government urges caution on minimum wage review

The grant is not an outright payout instead it provides companies with a turnover of less than $20 million a 45 per cent tax offset on their R&D expenditure.

Anna Patty The NSW government has urged the national pay regulator to be cautious in its review of the minimum wage to avoid further damage to the economy and a reduction in job opportunities at a time of high...

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NSW election: Last upper house seat hangs in the balance, with the possibility of a legal challenge

Anna Patty  The race for the final upper house seat in the NSW parliament remains close, leaving open an outside possibility of a legal challenge, which could result in a rerrun of the upper house election...

Behind the locked gates: people get a chance to look over White Bay power station

Anna Patty Gates to the derelict White Bay power station were unlocked to Sydneysiders on Sunday, providing a rare glimpse inside the historic site ahead of its redevelopment.

2UE airs last news bulletin before 2GB merger

2UE.

Anna Patty An era in Sydney broadcasting came to an end at 6pm on Thursday night.

Concern about workplace cover for older workforce

Anna Patty Workplace injuries are set to rise as a result of the expected increase in the number of people working past the age of 65, raising concern about cuts to workers' compensation schemes and pressure on...