Morrison govt IR Bill to cut pay and conditions

Morrison govt IR Bill to cut pay and conditions

An omnibus industrial relations (IR) Bill proposed by the Morrison government will allow employers to cut wages and conditions. The Bill, to be introduced in parliament today, will allow the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to approve agreements that do not meet the better...
MPs on 15% super want to break election promise

MPs on 15% super want to break election promise

A growing number of Liberal MPs are publicly calling for promised increases to super to be abandoned, while continuing to pocket 15.4% super in their own taxpayer-funded salaries. Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the decision to increase the super rate would be...
The superannuation affordability lie

The superannuation affordability lie

As workers await their legislated 0.5% rise in superannuation next year, some employers and government MPs are attempting to cancel the ‘unaffordable’ increase. As Paul Keating, former Prime Minister and architect of our super system, told ABC’s 7.30 this week, the...
The hidden cost of working from home

The hidden cost of working from home

Work from home rates skyrocketed across the country this year, driven by the Australian government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of Australians working from home most days increased from 12% in March (prior to COVID-19 restrictions) to 31% in...