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Mothers explain how they navigated work and childcare, from the 1970s to today
May 27, 2019

Over the past few decades of Australian life, government policies have gradually offered more support to working mothers, particularly through childcare…

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Man dies at Sydney tip after becoming trapped under rubbish
May 27, 2019

A man has died and another has been seriously injured after being struck by a bulldozer and buried under tonnes of…

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Knowing when you should call into work sick with a cold or flu
May 27, 2019

You’ve just woken up, your throat feels scratchy and your nose is blocked. But you’re not exactly on death’s door. Should…

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‘Enough is enough’: The push to protect doctors from mental illness
May 25, 2019

More needs to be done to save medical professionals from the stigma of mental illness and allow them to get help…

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Rio Tinto accused of ‘cutting corners’ on safety amid mystery over executive’s departure
May 24, 2019

Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto has been accused of “putting production over safety” at a Northern Territory mine site by the…

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University counselling services ‘inundated by stressed academics’
May 23, 2019

Stressed out academics are inundating university counselling services as they grapple with heavy workloads and oppressive management, a report says. Referrals…

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Sydney chef awarded $18,200 payout after being fired after hospital stay
May 22, 2019

A Sydney chef who lost his job after being admitted to hospital due to cancer complications will receive an $18,000 payout…

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ANZ extends annual leave for loyal employees
May 21, 2019

Shorter working weeks and more annual leave are a pipe dream for most hard-working employees. But while such innovations tease the…

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Workplace safety or employee privacy? FWC battles conflicting interests in unfair dismissal claim
May 21, 2019

In a landmark decision, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench (FWCFB) has held that a worker was unfairly dismissed for refusing…

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Japanese firms starting to encourage employees to take naps at work
May 15, 2019

Napping on the job is generally frowned upon, but a growing number of companies are offering new services and products to…

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Third of Female Lawyers Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Finds
May 15, 2019

One in three female attorneys has been sexually harassed at work, and half have been bullied, according to a global survey…

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Appeal upheld: extent of misconduct downplayed
May 15, 2019

An unfair dismissal decision has been quashed after a full bench accepted insufficient weighting was given to the gravity of an…

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