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Penalty for employer who viewed Asian workers as “younger, cheaper and faster” than locals   21 Oct 2016
A labour-hire operator in Sydney who says she hired young Asian workers because they are “younger, cheaper and faster than locals who are old and slow” has been penalised more than $100,000, as a result of legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Free advice for small business payroll specialists   17 Oct 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman will provide free advice to small business advisers and payroll specialists at the Workplace Review 2016 Payroll Expo in Sydney this week.
Statement on 417 visa-holders   15 Oct 2016
The Fair Work Ombudsman has today released its report into the experiences of 417 working holiday visa-holders in Australia.

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