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 The wife of Sydney underworld figure George Alex has claimed no knowledge of an alleged payment to a union official that she received from her husband's phone.
Anna Patty Sydney underworld figure George Alex clashed with a barrister and accused colourful business identity "Big Jim" Byrnes of murdering his former business partner, during cross-examination at the royal...
Anna Patty Sydney's Botanic Gardens and Domain will be under more pressure to raise money through commercial activity following deeper cuts in the state budget.
Anna Patty A budget surplus has been delivered at the expense of job cuts in state government agencies including those that deliver child protection services, the Opposition has warned.
George Alex: Terrorists Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar did boxing training at my home, royal commission told
Anna Patty Home-grown terrorists Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar trained for boxing at the home of Sydney underworld figure George Alex two to three days a week, the royal commission into trade union...
Anna Patty Sport and tourism will each get a boost of around $175 million for new events and facilities in western Sydney, the city and regional areas.
Anna Patty A construction union official claims he has been "set up" to make it look like he or his union received a weekly kickback of $2500 from companies linked to Sydney underworld figure George Alex.
Anna Patty The national construction union has been fined more than half a million dollars and warned that it risks de-registration after it threatened and tried to intimidate a company...
Anna Patty The toilet area in underworld figure George Alex's home appears to have been a pick-up point for documents and payments, the royal commission into trade unions has heard.
Anna Patty His tendency to fly into a heat of rage partly explained union boss Brian Parker's decision to step aside from his leadership role.
Anna Patty CFMEU boss Brian Parker has denied he warned a senior manager of a superannuation fund against revealing his involvement in the leak of confidential information about its members.
Anna Patty The sister and wife of Sydney crime figure George Alex will be called before the royal commission into trade union corruption next week.
Anna Patty Brian Parker is confident he will return as head of the NSW branch of the CFMEU after the royal commission into trade union corruption has concluded its hearings.
Anna Patty The royal commission into trade union corruption appears to have claimed its first scalp with the resignation of NSW construction union boss, Brian Parker on Tuesday.
Anna Patty Joe Hockey's challenge to house-hunters to find higher paying jobs has insulted nurses, teachers and child care workers.
Anna Patty A western Sydney childcare operator has been fined for underpaying his staff more than $360,000 which left some of them struggling to pay their rent and utility bills.
Anna Patty Changes to the NSW workers compensation scheme are so complex they are confusing the insurers, employers, injured workers, lawyers and even the WorkCover regulator.
Anna Patty If you work from home, you're akin to being invisible - and your boss may not be sure how to manage you.
Anna Patty Keeping workers happy is the key to business success, says UK consultant Henry Stewart, who reckons it can be done in four steps.
Anna Patty Dan Thomas ran his own window cleaning business until a back injury forced him to reinvent his career.