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Discriminatory employment to jeopardise standard of care: ANMF

The nurses union says a plan to let faith-based hospital and aged care providers make discriminatory employment decisions based on religion could affect quality of care, while a teachers' union warns of "unanticipated consequences".

Senate to conduct inquiry into wage "theft"

The Senate has approved a wide-ranging inquiry into wage and superannuation "theft" by employers, despite the Morrison Government arguing it is not needed.


Porter seeks states' cooperation on labour hire licensing

The Morrison Government is looking to establish a national system of labour hire regulation rather than having "multiple various schemes" across different jurisdictions, Senate Estimates hearings have been told.

1% of aged care residents enjoy staffing best practice: Report

As the Commonwealth considers a new funding model that assesses staffing needs for aged care homes, a royal commission paper says more than half the nation's residents are with providers offering an unacceptable number and mix of workers according to a world-leading measurement tool.


Senate inquiry into trucking conditions and safety

Crossbench Senators have voted with Labor and the Greens to establish a Senate inquiry that will revisit how pay and conditions in the trucking industry impact road safety.

Senior Victorian CFMMEU official arrested

Victoria Police has confirmed that the arrest today of a senior CFMMEU official during a raid at his home stems from an investigation into the "alleged provision of materials and labour in exchange for favouring contractors".