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Nick Bonyhady is industrial relations reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based between Sydney and Parliament House in Canberra.

As it happened: Nation reacts to federal budget as NSW and Victoria record no local COVID-19 cases

As it happened: Nation reacts to federal budget as NSW and Victoria record no local COVID-19 cases

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg unveiled a big-spending budget on Tuesday aimed at rebuilding the economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Victoria recorded its first locally-acquired case in 73 days.

  • by Michaela Whitbourn, Broede Carmody and Nick Bonyhady

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What they said: Industry, political, union responses to the budget

What they said: Industry, political, union responses to the budget

Business leaders have welcomed policies aimed at promoting investment while unions say the government has missed the opportunity to make the big structural changes.

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Andrew Laming refuses to give up committee position despite vow to stand down

Andrew Laming refuses to give up committee position despite vow to stand down

The embattled MP rejected Labor’s claim he had a “long history of trolling” constituents online and the Coalition voted to retain him as a parliamentary committee chair.

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How a quirk in the system stopped Jenna’s family getting paid parental leave

How a quirk in the system stopped Jenna’s family getting paid parental leave

A new parent is usually entitled to up to 18 weeks of paid parental leave, but qualification is based on the mother’s income.

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One of Australia’s most powerful unions is splintering as leaders fight for control
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One of Australia’s most powerful unions is splintering as leaders fight for control

The union, which counts more than 100,000 members and has been a major player in the Labor party, has been riven by internal battles since 2019.

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A Chinese Communist Party watcher in Parliament tweeted 42,000 times. Now he’s been told to take a break

A Chinese Communist Party watcher in Parliament tweeted 42,000 times. Now he’s been told to take a break

An article published on a little-known blog about a prolific tweeter has raised questions about Chinese Communist Party influence, free speech and Australia’s defamation regime.

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Woman, on her knees, begs PM to stop violence in Cameroon

Woman, on her knees, begs PM to stop violence in Cameroon

Cameroon, which is divided between a French-speaking majority and English-speaking minority, has been gripped by violence since 2016

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Leong was expecting $9600 in bonuses. Now his Uber account’s at zero
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Leong was expecting $9600 in bonuses. Now his Uber account’s at zero

The delivery giant alleges some people claimed payments they weren’t entitled to but drivers and their union say the rewards have been withdrawn without clear explanation.

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Aged care worker sacked for refusing flu jab

Aged care worker sacked for refusing flu jab

The decision is the second by the Fair Work Commission in recent weeks to back an employer who sacked a staff member for turning down a flu vaccination.

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Public servant who complained about robo-debt was sacked - but for other reasons

Public servant who complained about robo-debt was sacked - but for other reasons

The Fair Work Commission found the veteran public servant was let go for making unsubstantiated bullying complaints.

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Victorian Treasurer takes aim at ‘watered down’ federal wage theft laws
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Victorian Treasurer takes aim at ‘watered down’ federal wage theft laws

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has revealed he feels a sense of “schadenfreude” about the federal government’s failure to legislate its national wage theft laws.

  • by Nick Bonyhady