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Employers’ pyrrhic penalty rates win reflects self-defeating economics

Feb 26, 2017News

“It’s not that stores and restaurants couldn’t do business on Sundays under the existing rules; any casual observer can attest to the brisk trade that now takes place right through the weekend. It’s just that […] Read More »

Spotted: A Valentine’s Day message for Malcolm

Feb 17, 2017News

Spotted in a Victorian newspaper over the weekend… Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Jun 24, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

The NSW Budget, handed down by former Transport Minister turned Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian this week, included a number of transport commitments. While most were road related (including $2.9 billion for WestConnex alone), there were also […] Read More »

Anti-penalty rates campaign flops

Apr 2, 2015Uncategorized

The business lobby is trying to get shops to put anti-penalty rates campaign posters in their windows over Easter – but so far their campaign isn’t going very well. Read More »

Are penalty rates at risk under Abbott?

May 1, 2013News

Unions have demanded Opposition leader Tony Abbott outline his policy on penalty rates after he recently told a community forum that the rates were killing jobs in some industries. Read More »