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Ben Schneiders

Ben Schneiders is an investigative reporter at The Age with a background reporting on industrial relations, business, politics and social issues. A two-time Walkley Award winner, he has been part of The Age’s investigative unit since 2015.

Court ruling a resounding defeat for the Liberal Party
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Court ruling a resounding defeat for the Liberal Party

The Federal Court has left the party without control over how the Cormack Foundation will spend its money. 

  • by Ben Schneiders

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West Gate Tunnel stand-off to blow out costs and delays: opposition

West Gate Tunnel stand-off to blow out costs and delays: opposition

Gridlock between unions and consortium building the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel could cause costs and delays, opposition warns.

  • by Clay Lucas & Ben Schneiders
West Gate Tunnel project embroiled in industrial relations stand-off
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West Gate Tunnel project embroiled in industrial relations stand-off

Victoria’s biggest transport project is embroiled in an industrial relations stand-off between the consortium appointed to build it and Victoria’s powerful building unions.

  • by Ben Schneiders & Clay Lucas
Mormon church 'politically neutral' amid Liberal Party power shift

Mormon church 'politically neutral' amid Liberal Party power shift

The Mormon church has sought to distance itself from party politics amid a sharp rise in followers appointed to senior Liberal roles.

  • by Farrah Tomazin & Ben Schneiders
The religious minority seizing power in the Liberal Party
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The religious minority seizing power in the Liberal Party

Sitting parliamentarians are feeling the threat from the religious hard liners now flocking into their branches.

  • by Ben Schneiders & Farrah Tomazin
Business can only blame itself for Andrews' looming wage theft laws
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Business can only blame itself for Andrews' looming wage theft laws

It was unthinkable, even just a few years ago, that a government in Australia would introduce laws to make the deliberate underpayment of wages a crime

  • by Ben Schneiders
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Labor promises to jail bosses over wage theft
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Labor promises to jail bosses over wage theft

Ten years behind bars and huge fines for worst underpayment offenders under a re-elected Labor state government.

  • by Noel Towell & Ben Schneiders
Hiring ban after revelations of $8-an-hour tomato pickers' conditions
Investigation

Hiring ban after revelations of $8-an-hour tomato pickers' conditions

A major labour hire firm has been suspended by the federal government after Fairfax revealed the underpayment and unsafe conditions at a Victorian farm.

  • by Ben Schneiders
MP Cesar Melhem to face Federal Court over his years as a union boss

MP Cesar Melhem to face Federal Court over his years as a union boss

Victorian upper house Labor MP Cesar Melhem will face Federal Court for alleged serious misconduct

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
Key farm scheme badly rorted, migrant workers paid $8 an hour
Investigation

Key farm scheme badly rorted, migrant workers paid $8 an hour

Tulia Roqara hoped to make enough money picking tomatoes at a Victorian farm to be able set up a pastry shop back in Vanuatu. The reality was much different

  • by Ben Schneiders
Senior Mormon faces probe over Liberal Party membership

Senior Mormon faces probe over Liberal Party membership

A senior Mormon recently elected to the Victorian Liberals' powerful administrative wing has been accused of not being a legitimate party member.

  • by Farrah Tomazin & Ben Schneiders