Anna Patty

Anna Patty

Anna Patty is Workplace Editor for The Sydney Morning Herald. She is a former State Political Reporter and Education Editor

Lawyer has a passion to improve damaged lives

Anna Patty Ros Everett was five when a head-on car crash outside Bourke set her course for life.

Chef loses dough as grant turns into a loan

Anna Patty, Rachel Browne Apprentices who have yet to complete their qualifications stand to lose thousands of dollars in an axed tax-free cash payment that will be replaced by a HECS-style loan from July 1.

Post-Gonski fortune to private schools

Anna Patty Termination of schools funding under the Gonski model after four years will deliver an ''overpayment'' of $169 million a year to 163 wealthy independent schools in NSW, analysis shows.

Sound advice for school-leavers vital in tough job market

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SMH photo. Careers adviser Richard Harding at Bulli High School for Anna Patty
Friday 9 May 2014
Pic by Andy Zakeli

Anna Patty When a school careers adviser asked ABC Radio National sound engineer Ann-Marie de Bettencor what she wanted to do 27 years ago, she had no idea.

Mentally ill slipping back to the streets

Anna Patty People with a mental illness are at risk of being stuck in a ''revolving door'' in and out of homelessness without support to help them keep their public housing, research has found.

Youth unemployment rates forecast to soar

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Anna Patty, Matt Wade Families and young people in western Sydney would be among the hardest hit by federal budget changes that deny the dole to under-30s for six months of each year, analysis shows.

Speeding bus drivers putting safety at risk: survey

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Anna Patty Bus drivers say the state government's introduction of new performance indicators is forcing them to break road rules.

Catherine Cusack's call: focus on women MPs

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Anna Patty The focus on the size of their rear ends and style of their hair is not an inviting prospect for women entering a career in politics.

NSW industrial relations chief in call to settle worker disputes locally

Anna Patty Disputes over pay and conditions should be settled on a school-by-school or a hospital-by-hospital basis under a proposal by the president of the NSW Industrial Relations Commission.

Anti-bullying laws have not led to rise in complaints

Anna Patty New anti-bullying laws have not led to the anticipated flood of complaints. Instead of the 67 formal complaints a week expected by the Fair Work Commission, there have been an average of about seven...

Salary disputes should be settled by individual workplaces, says Industrial Relations Commission of NSW

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Anna Patty Salary disputes would be settled on a school-by-school or a hospital-by-hospital basis under a new proposal by the president of the Industrial Relations Commission of NSW.

Fears $10,000 subsidy no quick fix

Left,  Frank Castelli, 63, and Diana O'Reilly, 69 who work at the
Teachers Mutual Bank. Story is about how older people are going to
keep working till the age of 70. Will the budget measure to give
employers a $10,000 subsidy work.
Photography Brendan Esposito
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Anna Patty A new $10,000 subsidy for employers to hire older workers will not be enough to combat the problem of ageism in the workplace, employment experts say.

Premier Mike Baird warns federal budget cuts could force 300 hospital beds to close

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Anna Patty NSW hospitals would be forced to close about 300 beds from July 1 because of federal budget cuts which Premier Mike Baird warns will slash $2 billion from the state budget each year.

Tuscan Landscape Company fined $9000 for breaching the Fair Work Act

Anna Patty Tom Karbanowicz was asked to travel distances of up to 200 kilometres as part of his job, but when he asked for an allowance to cover the costs of using his own car, he was threatened with the sack.

Report challenges plan to cut injured workers' benefits

Anna Patty A new report challenges the state government's case for slashing compensation benefits to injured workers, including amputees.

Supreme Court overturns IRC salaries decision

Andrew Constance: welcomed the decision.

Anna Patty The NSW government has won a court battle to claw back $865 million in salaries from public servants.

Currawong inquiry: Talks with McGurk became 'inappropriate'

Anna Patty When NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson and his former Unions NSW deputy Mark Lennon appeared before a parliamentary inquiry on Monday to answer questions about an alleged bribe attempt in the lead...

'Green-lighting hate speech': John Robertson on changes to Racial Discrimination Act

Opposition Leader John Robertson:

Anna Patty NSW Opposition leader John Robertson has questioned the Federal Government's proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act, saying they risk "green-lighting hate speech".

Rob Stokes vows to help protect marine areas alongside Mike Baird

Great mates: Rob Stokes (left) and Mike Baird listen as Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner makes an announcement at Governor Macquarie Tower last month.

Anna Patty New state Environment Minister Rob Stokes shares a passion for the ocean with Premier Mike Baird and has vowed to enhance protection of marine areas during his tenure.

Drop race law changes, Baird urges Coalition

NSW Premier Mike Baird

Anna Patty Premier Mike Baird has urged his federal colleagues to back away from proposed changes to racial discrimination law, declaring: "If it's not broken, don't fix it.''