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$306,000 penalty for Perth cleaning operators who underpaid overseas workers
30 Oct 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured near-record WA penalties of $306,000 against a cleaning company that failed to pay a number of young overseas workers anything for work at a Perth hotel.
Fair Work Ombudsman’s 2016/17 Annual Report now available
24 Oct 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman’s annual report for the 2016/17 financial year has been tabled in the Commonwealth Parliament.
Fair Work Ombudsman continues to set the bar for gender equity in briefing practices
24 Oct 2017
The Fair Work Ombudsman has allocated more than half of its legal work to female barristers for the fourth year in a row, continuing to set an example as a best practice employer in equitable briefing practices.

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