2017 media releases

Joint campaign by FWO and ASIC proves a success
12 Jan 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered almost $40,000 for underpaid Brisbane workers as part of a joint campaign with Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).
Tasmanian restaurant to dish-up $20,000 back-pay to underpaid staff
11 Jan 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman is issuing businesses a warning about the dangers of paying flat rates after a restaurant on Tasmania’s east coast underpaid five employees more than $20,000.
Carpentry business hit with $38,000 in penalties after ignoring compensation order
10 Jan 2017
A Canberra carpenter and his company have been penalised more than $38,000 after ignoring a Fair Work Commission order to pay compensation to an unfairly dismissed worker.
Moree Plains employees short-changed $10,700
9 Jan 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered a total of $10,700 for seven underpaid hospitality employees at a club in the Moree Plains area in northern NSW.
Roxby Downs apprentice short-changed $6500
6 Jan 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $6500 for a young apprentice at Roxby Downs, in northern South Australia.
New Community Engagement Grants Program
5 Jan 2017
Millions of dollars in funding will be provided to community organisations to assist the most vulnerable workers in the community, following the selection of successful recipients under the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Community Engagement Grants Program.
More than $16,000 back-pay secured for overseas workers at labour-hire company
5 Jan 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a total of $16,300 back-pay for five overseas workers at a labour hire company based at Fremantle, in Western Australia.

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