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Taxpayer legal bill for AWU raids hits $800,000

Taxpayer legal bill for AWU raids hits $800,000

Taxpayer-funded legal bills for the Australian Worker Union raids dispute have been tallied at more than $800,000, with more expenses to be incurred as the case continues.

  • by Dana McCauley

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Dock workers locked out for nine days in wages dispute
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Dock workers locked out for nine days in wages dispute

Port Kembla dock workers have been locked out for the second time in a month in an industrial dispute over wages and job security.

  • by Anna Patty
Cleaners win against old boss as Fair Work backs redundancy payment
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Cleaners win against old boss as Fair Work backs redundancy payment

The industrial umpire found the company failed to take steps to secure new work for staff when it lost a contract.

  • by Doug Dingwall
Cash aide admits raids had political links
Michaelia Cash

Cash aide admits raids had political links

An aid to Senator Michaelia Cash has told a court that a tip off over a raid on AWU offices has 'obvious political implications'.

Michaelia Cash 'refused to give AFP statement'
Michaelia Cash

Michaelia Cash 'refused to give AFP statement'

The Australian Federal Police believes some evidence relevant to its inquiry into media leaks about its raids on the Australian Workers Union may have been destroyed, deputy commissioner Leanne Close has told a Senate Estimates hearing.

  • by Dana McCauley
Proposed law ignites stoush over casual employees
Australian Council of Trade Unions

Proposed law ignites stoush over casual employees

The government is seeking to solve a headache over casual workers but a leading expert warns it may have created a new problem.

  • by Anna Patty
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Court learns Cash staffer was source of leak about AFP raids on union
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Michaelia Cash

Court learns Cash staffer was source of leak about AFP raids on union

Senator Michaelia Cash's chief of staff Ben Davies was the source of a controversial leak to the media about imminent police raids at AWU offices in 2017.

  • by Karen Sweeney and Benjamin Preiss
Michaelia Cash's ex-staffer won't answer questions on AFP's union raid
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Michaelia Cash

Michaelia Cash's ex-staffer won't answer questions on AFP's union raid

Former adviser to federal minister Michaelia Cash refused to answer questions in court on Monday about who told him that AWU offices were being raided by police.

  • by Benjamin Preiss
Wider strikes are needed to restore balance, says McManus
Sally McManus

Wider strikes are needed to restore balance, says McManus

The ACTU boss says Labor will need to introduce the right to strike as part of its promised reforms.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey
Sushi chain underpaid Canberra workers almost $300,000: Fair Work
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Sushi chain underpaid Canberra workers almost $300,000: Fair Work

Staff at a Canberra sushi bar were paid as little as $12 an hour, the Fair Work Ombudsman will allege as part of legal action against the Hero Sushi chain.

  • by Katie Burgess
Construction union allegedly pressured migrant workers to join
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Construction union allegedly pressured migrant workers to join

The CFMEU allegedly pressured migrant workers in Canberra to sign up to the union using paperwork they did not understand.

  • by Katie Burgess