New figures show gay men earn around 20 per cent less than their heterosexual counterparts, while lesbians out-earn heterosexual women by at least 33 per cent.

The national maritime union and an associated labour hire firm have been ordered to pay a Perth couple more than $720,000.

The Federal Government has put its cards on the table in regard to tax reform, and is moving slowly following the release of a very broad discussion paper.

The CFMEU wants to end the practice of stocking coal mines with a 100 per cent FIFO workforce.

The latest leaks of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership show the Australian Government making some attempt to avoid its big pitfalls.

A new study suggests very fit men in their late forties are less likely to get lung cancer and bowel cancer than unfit men.

The Federal Court has ordered EnergyAustralia to pay $1 million for breaching Australian Consumer Law in its telemarketing practices.

The CFMEU may have reversed its opposition to mandatory drug testing on construction sites, following an engaging meeting with Senator Jacqui Lambie.

New research suggests playing can be a lot of hard work.

The Senate will vote on the Government’s metadata retention bill today, and it appears almost certain to pass with the blessing of the party technically considered the Opposition.

The Federal Employment Minister will be faced with worker troubles on his own doorstop, with industrial action given a green light.

Business simulation experiments have shown simple interventions could increase compliance by company directors whose companies are undergoing liquidation.

Robots will change the Australian workforce in the next decade, according to some.

BHP Billiton has proposed six reforms in a submission to the Productivity Commission, which are aimed at ending its battles with unions.

A new partnership has been formed to stop suicide in the mining and oil and gas industries.

Legal experts say neither the Federal Government nor the Opposition have given a proper justification for new data retention laws.

A former union boss has backed the return of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), saying certain unions must be “brought to heel’’.

Leighton Holdings is changing its name to avoid corruption allegations.

The jobs of up to 1,500 public servants in the Defence Department are on the chopping block.

Last Thursday was national Close The Gap day, and while events were on around the country to address Indigenous inequality, the Prime Minister’s top Indigenous advisor had some harsh words for his boss.

There are calls this week for the release of the full report into bullying at the ACT Ambulance Service.

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