Campaign reports

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2019 - 2020

Subway Compliance Activity Report

Date: October 2019

Media release: Unpaid wages recovered for Subway employees

2012 - 2013

WA Video and games rental store audit program

Date: July 2013

Media release: $39k back-paid to WA video store workers

ACT Restaurant industry audit program

Date: June 2013

Media release: ACT restaurant staff repaid $280,000 after Fair Work Ombudsman intervention

QLD Retail hardware audit program

Date: June 2013

Media release: 140,000 back-paid to Queensland hardware store workers

SA, WA and NT Fuel retailing campaign

Date: June 2013

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TAS ‘Is it workplace right?’ educational campaign

Date: June 2013

QLD Real estate industry follow up campaign

Date: May 2013

Media release: Compliance boosted in Queensland real estate industry

VIC and NSW Murray River audit program

Date: May 2013

Media release: $18,000 in back-pay for workers along the Murray River

VIC Hairdressing apprenticeship audit program

Date: May 2013

Media release: Victorian hair-and-beauty salons back-pay employees $134,000

QLD Clothing manufacturers audit program

Date: April 2013

Media release: $50,000 back-pay for workers in Queensland’s clothing manufacturing industry

WA Traffic controller campaign

Date: March 2013

Media release: Campaign recovers $313,000 back-pay for WA workers

National structural metal product manufacturing campaign

Date: January 2013

Media release: Metals workers recoup $52,000 in unpaid wages

WA, SA and NT Cafes, restaurant and takeaway foods audit program

Date: November 2012

Media release: Kitchen hand back-paid after three-month unpaid probation is ruled unlawful

National vehicle repair and maintenance campaign

Date: October 2012

Media release: National vehicle repair and maintenance industry campaign results

NSW Real estate audit program

Date: October 2012

QLD Aged care audit program

Date: October 2012

Media release: Strong compliance in Qld aged care industry

QLD Brisbane suburban food courts campaign

Date: October 2012

Media release: ‘About right’ not good enough - Brisbane employers must back-pay staff $118,000

QLD Accommodation industry campaign

Date: September 2012

Media release: Results of Queensland accommodation campaign released

SA South east tourism campaign

Date: August 2012

Media release: Limestone Coast tourism campaign results

WA Supermarkets follow up campaign

Date: August 2012

Media release: $100,000 back-pay for 500 supermarket workers

VIC Domestic building industry apprenticeship audit program

Date: July 2012

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2011 - 2012

National clerical workers campaign

Date: June 2012

Media release: National clerical worker campaign reveals strong level of workplace compliance

NT Hair and beauty follow up campaign

Date: June 2012

Media release: Results of NT hair and beauty campaign

TAS Ongoing record-keeping campaign

Date: June 2012

Media release: Results of Tasmanian record-keeping campaign

QLD Ekka audit program

Date: May 2012

Media release: Results of Queensland’s Ekka campaign

WA Kalgoorlie apprentices, trainees and juniors audit program

Date: May 2012

Media release: Results of Kalgoorlie-Esperance campaign

National security industry follow up campaign

Date: April 2012

Media release: Second round of security audits reveals big lift In compliance levels

TAS Fair Work Information Statement audit program

Date: March 2012

NT Katherine and Alice Springs hospitality industry audit program

Date: February 2012

Media release: 136 Alice Springs hospitality staff share almost $50,000 back-pay

QLD Pharmacy industry campaign

Date: March 2012

Media release: Results of Qld pharmacy audits released

National retail industry campaign

Date: November 2011

Media release: Retail campaign recovers $585,000 for 755 staff

SA and NT Right start audit program

Date: November 2011

WA Avon Valley regional audit program

Date: November 2011

QLD Real estate industry regional campaign

Date: September 2011

QLD Manufacturing industry (metal finishing sector) audit program

Date: September 2011

Media release: Results for Queensland metal finishing sector

VIC Regional transport industry campaign

Date: September 2011

Media release: Victorian regional road transport campaign results

TAS Unpaid work campaign

Date: June 2011

SA Street precinct audit program

Date: August 2011

Media release: Strong compliance rate for SA food outlets

WA Peel region compliance campaign

Date: August 2011

Media release: Campaign results for WA’s Peel Region

WA Rottnest Island compliance campaign

Date: August 2011

Media release: WA’s Rottnest workers get $24,000 back-pay

NSW Far northwest NSW campaign

Date: July 2011

North QLD education visit programs

Date: July 2011

QLD Fitness industry audit program

Date: July 2011

Media release: 84 per cent of Qld fitness industry employers compliant with workplace law

SA and NT Fair Work Information Statement audit program

Date: July 2011

VIC Mornington Peninsula hotels and restaurants campaign

Date: July 2011

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2010 - 2011

National cleaning services campaign

Date: June 2011

QLD Food court audit program

Date: May 2011

Media release: Strong pass rate for take-award outlets in Queensland food courts

VIC Corryong and Wangaratta educational campaign

Date: April 2011

Media release: Fair Work Ombudsman releases results of North-East Victorian regional campaign

QLD South east tiling industry audit campaign

Date: March 2011

Media release: Brisbane and Gold Coast tiling audits released

SA McLaren Vale/Barossa Valley winery audit program

Date: March 2011

Media release: Pass rate for two-thirds of SA’s Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale wineries and vineyards

SA Adelaide Clipsal 500 compliance audit

Date: March 2011

SA Royal Adelaide Show audit 2010

Date: March 2011

Media release: Fair Work Ombudsman releases results for Royal Adelaide Show audit

SA Fast food campaign

Date: February 2011

Media release: SA fast food industry campaign results

VIC Ballarat rolling monthly campaign

Date: September 2011

Media release: Ballarat campaign recoups $130,000 back-pay for 147 employees

VIC Seymour, Yea and Mansfield campaign

Date: August 2011

Media release: Results for campaign focusing on Seymour, Yea and Mansfield

VIC Footscray - Laverton warehousing industry campaign

Date: July 2011

Media release: Strong pass rate for Footscray and Laverton warehouse businesses

VIC Japanese restaurants and Asian grocery campaign

Date: June 2011

Media release: Campaign results for Melbourne’s Japanese restaurants and Asian grocery stores

VIC Braeside, Coburg and Reservoir manufacturing industry campaign

Date: October 2010

Media release: Reservoir, Coburg and Braeside campaign results

NT Mitchell Street and Wharf precinct audit program

Date: December 2010

Media release: Darwin audits recoup $39,000 for Mitchell Street and Wharf Precinct workers

SA Royal Adelaide Show audit program 2009

Date: December 2010

National Horticulture industry shared compliance program

Date: November 2010

Media release: Horticulture industry campaign results

National Insulation installers audit program

Date: November 2010

Media release: Results out for national insulation program

TAS Ongoing record-keeping campaign

Date:  November 2010

SA Limestone Coast record keeping and pay slip campaign

Date: September 2010

SA Car wash audit program

Date: September 2010

Media release: National campaign likely after Adelaide car wash crews underpaid

National follow up campaign

Date: August 2010

National security Industry campaign

Date: August 2010

Media release: $450,000 back-pay for security workers

NSW Broken Hill audit program

Date: August 2010

NSW Hunter region tourist and service coach drivers campaign

Date: August 2010

Media release: $17,600 back-pay for 43 Hunter bus drivers

NT Smith street education and compliance campaign

Date: August 2010

Taste of Tasmania follow up campaign

Date: July 2010

Media release: Big improvement in compliance for Taste of Tasmania employers

VIC Wonthaggi and Phillip Island record-keeping campaign

Date: July 2010

Media release: 70 per cent pass rate for Bass Coast employers

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2009 - 2010

NSW Sydney metro cleaning contractors campaign

Date: June 2010

WA Geraldton Regional record keeping and pay slips campaign

Date: June 2010

Media release: 91 per cent pass rate for Geraldton employers

NSW South coast education and record-keeping campaign

Date: February 2010

Media release: Strong pass rate for NSW South Coast

National hair and beauty campaign

Date: December 2009

Media release: Hair and Beauty campaign recoups $140,000 for 223 salon staff

NSW Hunter region international students education and compliance campaign

Date: December 2009

Media release: Newcastle campaign recoups $65,000 for underpaid workers

ACT Belconnen building site campaign

Date: September 2009

QLD Club employees targeted campaign

Date: November 2009

Media release: 737 Queensland club workers get $106,000 back-pay

SA Pooraka produce market campaign

Date: November 2009

Media release: Pooraka Produce Market campaign results

SA Pooraka produce market record-keeping and pay slip audit

Date: November 2009

TAS Festival security campaign

Date: November 2009

Media release: Tasmania security firms pass random audits

NSW Hunter region metal, engineering and associated industries campaign

Date: October 2009

Media release: Compliance high in Hunter Valley, Fair Work audits reveal

NSW Snowfield education and compliance campaign

Date: October 2009

National food services campaign

Date: July 2009

Media release: Fair Work Ombudsman recovers $470,000 for 700 food services workers

National Workplace rights week campaign

Date: July 2009

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