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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.

Restaurant lobby concedes widespread underpayment problems
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Restaurant lobby concedes widespread underpayment problems

Australia’s restaurant lobby is working with the workplace watchdog to tackle what it now concedes is a widespread underpayment problem in the nation’s eateries

  • by Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders

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Are we all prepared to pay the price for proper wages?
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Are we all prepared to pay the price for proper wages?

Underpayment is rampant in the hospitality industry. It's baked into the price we pay when we go to many cafes. So what are we doing about it?

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
Menzies, Ned and the Don: Mormons baptise prominent Australians after death
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Menzies, Ned and the Don: Mormons baptise prominent Australians after death

Mormons 'baptise' prominent late Australians, including former prime ministers Robert Menzies and John Curtin, bushranger Ned Kelly and cricketer Don Bradman.

  • by Ben Schneiders
Wage changes for Rockpool staff, but penalties bypassed
Investigation

Wage changes for Rockpool staff, but penalties bypassed

Casual kitchen hands and chefs at the restaurant empire fronted by celebrity chef Neil Perry are not being paid any Saturday penalty rates

  • by Ben Schneiders
New Catholic Archbishop is confronted by 93yo Eileen Piper over child abuse

New Catholic Archbishop is confronted by 93yo Eileen Piper over child abuse

Catholic Archbishop Peter Comensoli was giving a speech when a grief stricken mother stood and confronted him with her awful story.

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
Senior right-wing Liberal was not an actual party member ... until now

Senior right-wing Liberal was not an actual party member ... until now

Ivan Stratov, a leader of the Liberals' 'Mormon faction' and a key power broker behind the Victorian right wing faction, has only just been made a member.

  • by Farrah Tomazin & Ben Schneiders
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Let's talk immigration and population, hold the hysteria

Let's talk immigration and population, hold the hysteria

As Fraser Anning's 'final solution' comments reminded us, immigration is a tough topic to touch. But we can't afford to ignore it any longer.

  • by Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders
Huge pay rise for Coles workers after scrapping of cosy union deal
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Huge pay rise for Coles workers after scrapping of cosy union deal

Coles workers have received pay-rises of as much as $150 a week after a substandard wages deal between the shop assistants union and supermarket was replaced.

  • by Ben Schneiders & Royce Millar
Ombudsman's letter likely to lead to further 'red shirts' probe doubt
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Ombudsman's letter likely to lead to further 'red shirts' probe doubt

A leaked Ombudsman's letter raises further questions about the police investigation.

  • by Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders
Police need to explain their red shirts probe
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Police need to explain their red shirts probe

The rationale for making the highly political decision to reopen the investigation into Labor's 'red shirt' rort is not clear this close to the state election.

  • by Royce Millar & Ben Schneiders
Migrant farm workers launch landmark $10m legal claim
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Migrant farm workers launch landmark $10m legal claim

Migrant farm workers from Vanuatu have launched a legal claim against their former Australian employer for gross underpayment.

  • by Ben Schneiders