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Better protection for workers as new Fair Work law passes Parliament
6 Sep 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James has welcomed the passing of new laws that will significantly enhance its capacity to take action in cases of exploitation of vulnerable workers.
Perth curry house operator faces Court over alleged unlawful cash-back exploitation
6 Sep 2017
A former Perth restaurant operator is facing Court for allegedly requiring a Bangladeshi worker to repay thousands of dollars of his wages - and then dismissing him because he lodged a workers’ compensation claim after injuring his back at work.
Maximum penalty and CDPP referral for labour-hire operator’s “appalling” treatment of visa holder
4 Sep 2017
A Melbourne labour-hire operator who paid an apprentice overseas mechanic nothing for almost three months work has been hit with maximum penalties and referred to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions.

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