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Industrial relations

New workplace laws to affect franchise arrangements
1 year ago

New workplace laws to affect franchise arrangements

In March of this year, the Australian Government introduced draft legislation into the Australian Parliament that was intended to address recent widespread wage underpayment issues observed in several industries – …
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Caltex store owners march on Sydney headquarters demanding a better deal
2 years ago

Caltex store owners march on Sydney headquarters demanding a better deal

Simmering tensions between Caltex management and their store owners spilled onto the streets of Sydney as franchisees marched on the company’s offices demanding better treatment and a larger slice of …
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Long road ahead for ACCC’s petrol probe
2 years ago

Long road ahead for ACCC’s petrol probe

It is too early for competition chief Rod Sims to say how he will ultimately rule on oil giant BP’s $1.8 billion acquisition of Woolworths’ petrol station network. One thing …
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Snap truck drivers’ strike brings petrol supplies to the brink
2 years ago

Snap truck drivers’ strike brings petrol supplies to the brink

After 16 hours of determined strike action against multinational giant Linfox, around 100 truck drivers in Melbourne’s west forced the company to reinstate an unfairly stood down workmate. Most of …
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Melbourne family loses court battle against United Petroleum
3 years ago

Melbourne family loses court battle against United Petroleum

James Hancock 29/4/16

A Melbourne family has lost a legal battle against United Petroleum after accusing the company of unfairly terminating its franchise.

Ram Nijhawan and his wife Kirti …
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RSRT driven onto fast track to oblivion
3 years ago

RSRT driven onto fast track to oblivion

Joe Kelly, 19 April 2016

The Senate last night agreed to abolish Labor’s Road Safety ­Remuneration Tribunal, with the government winning crossbench support to scrap the controversial body.

The government …
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Senate votes to scrap road safety tribunal
3 years ago

Senate votes to scrap road safety tribunal

Ewin Hannan, 18 April 2016

The Senate has voted to scrap the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal, after the Turnbull Government won the backing of key crossbenchers to kill off the controversial body.


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Labor stops short on Road Safety tribunal pledge
3 years ago

Labor stops short on Road Safety tribunal pledge

Jared Owens, 19 April 2016

Bill Shorten has stopped short of pledging to reinstate the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal if he wins government on July 2, but has reaffirmed the …
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Truckies saved after Turnbull remembers how business works
3 years ago

Truckies saved after Turnbull remembers how business works

Robert Gottliebsen, 19 April 2016

Such is the power of digital journalism that sometimes a headline can change a nation. And so it was that on Monday, April 11 Paul …
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TWU’s $220,000 taxpayer-funded truck deal from Labor
3 years ago

TWU’s $220,000 taxpayer-funded truck deal from Labor

Elizabeth Colman & Kylar Loussikian, 18 April 2016

The Transport Workers Union was paid $220,000 out of taxpayer funds to raise awareness of the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal in a …
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