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Beef farmer faces court action for allegedly short-changing 417 visa-holders $38,000   28 Sep 2016
The operators of a remote beef cattle farm in Queensland are facing legal action for allegedly underpaying six backpackers from the UK and Ireland.
Farmers penalised almost $70,000 for short-changing 417 visa-holders $2600   26 Sep 2016
The operators of a Queensland farm with a history of flouting workplace laws have been penalised almost $70,000 and ordered to overhaul their workplace practices following legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman.
New Community Engagement Grants Program   23 Sep 2016
Guidelines for new grants to deliver advice and assistance on workplace laws to vulnerable groups in the community have been released today by the Fair Work Ombudsman.

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