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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.

Labour standards a fault line in union's embrace of renewables

Labour standards a fault line in union's embrace of renewables

The Electrical Trades Union says the solar industry's employment and safety practices don't match up with its progressive reputation.

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Kiara had the best month of her life. Then everything was cancelled: How COVID-19 killed the uni experience
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Kiara had the best month of her life. Then everything was cancelled: How COVID-19 killed the uni experience

Student politics, newspapers, debating clubs, Quiddich societies and comedy revues have all been affected by the pandemic. By the time life returns to normal, will anyone at university remember what they have lost.

  • by Nick Bonyhady
'Imperfect agreement': Unions and employers end months of talks with no deal

'Imperfect agreement': Unions and employers end months of talks with no deal

Attorney-General Christian Porter said the government will push ahead with ideas it believes will create jobs even without consensus between business and unions.

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'Smell of an oily rag': Social service sector braces for funding cliff
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'Smell of an oily rag': Social service sector braces for funding cliff

One organisation will lose about $100,000 over the life of its contract to deliver services to elderly and isolated people if the government does not step in.

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1000 jobs to go at airline caterer

1000 jobs to go at airline caterer

Dnata, which bought Qantas' catering wing in 2018, has already stood down most of its workforce but will now make about 1000 people redundant.

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Union claims BHP discriminated against Indigenous miners

Union claims BHP discriminated against Indigenous miners

A group of mine workers who are older, Indigenous or have medical problems were excluded from BHP's massive Mt Henry coal mine because of the coronavirus.

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Hostel chain accused of $15m underpayment to 'volunteers'
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Hostel chain accused of $15m underpayment to 'volunteers'

YHA Australia is accused of offering beds to backpackers who performed tasks including cleaning, but not for long enough to fairly compensate for the work done.

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Proposal to simplify small business pay divides employers in industrial talks
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Proposal to simplify small business pay divides employers in industrial talks

Australia's largest companies and small businesses are each closing in on some of their top priorities in industrial relations reform talks.

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Orthodox Jewish leader applies to Supreme Court for religious arbitration
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Orthodox Jewish leader applies to Supreme Court for religious arbitration

Nechama Bendet was general manager of the Yeshivah Centre in Melbourne when the orthodox Jewish institution was rocked by child sex abuse claims.

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Send NSW public servants to the regions, unions argue
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Send NSW public servants to the regions, unions argue

The NSW union movement has backed a traditional priority of the Nationals: getting public service jobs out of Sydney and into regional parts of the state.

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School leavers should spend their gap years picking fruit, bipartisan committee urges

School leavers should spend their gap years picking fruit, bipartisan committee urges

Other options proposed by the committee include letting unemployed people keep welfare payments and extending international students' visas if they agree to go bush to help address a rural labour shortage.

  • by Nick Bonyhady