The ACTU will push for a pay hike of 5 per cent in the upcoming annual wage review, arguing that an inflation-beating pay increase can be afforded by businesses when profits are surpassing their pre-pandemic levels. But the ACTU’s claim will be met with fierce resistance by employers, while theContinue Reading

The federal government should alter decades-old discrimination laws to remove the right of religious schools to expel students and sack teachers for their sexual orientation, gender identity or relationship status, a new report has recommended. Days after the federal government threatened to ditch its promised religious discrimination reforms to protectContinue Reading

Pro-Palestinian protesters who briefly shut down parliament on Wednesday attempted to return on Thursday, prompting an explosive fight on the floor of parliament. At the beginning of question time on Thursday, the lower house speaker Greg Piper informed MPs that the Cooper gallery – where Wednesday’s disruption occurred – wouldContinue Reading

NSW parliament was temporarily shut down after pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted question time on Wednesday. Parliament security moved quickly to remove the demonstrators from the gallery, who interrupted proceedings, shouting: “Shame on you, Chris Minns,” “Sanction Israel,” and “Labor’s hands are red”. A spokesman for NSW Police said the protesters wereContinue Reading