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Monday, 20th August 2018

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Review shows workplace policies good: ACTU

The ACTU says a review of the Fair Work Act shows there's no need for fundamental policy changes.

Minister Shorten defends Fair Work Act

Workplace Relations Minister Bill Shorten says a review of the Fair Work Act shows it is working well, despite it being savaged by industry and business.

Hockey labels Swan's speech 'ridiculous'

Shadow Treasurer Joe Hockey has launched into a speech to be given by Treasurer Wayne Swan, calling it ridiculous.

HSU president Williamson resigns

Health Services Union national president Michael Williamson has resigned amid allegations of misusing member funds.

Aussie navy gets more access to Indonesia

Australian naval vessels will be given greater access to Indonesian waters as part of a collaborative response in dealing with asylum seeker boats in distress.

Boss-inspired Swan renews attack on moguls

Wayne Swan has used YouTube and an online forum to air his views on mining magnates and Bruce Springsteen ahead of a speech in Melbourne.

Coalition comments confuse China: Emerson

Trade Minister Craig Emerson has criticised the coalition for sending mixed messages to China about Australia's willingness to do business.

Ex-ABC radio host in custody over porn

Former ABC Collectors presenter Andy Muirhead has been remanded in custody after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.

Redmond says she turned down Senate bid

South Australian Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond says she turned down a tilt at the Senate to lead her party to the next state election.

Queensland's QBuild to lose 200 staff

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has announced that government business QBuild will lose about 200 staff.

Islamic school denies operating for profit

A Sydney Islamic school has denied operating for profit after the NSW government ordered it to pay back $9 million in public funds.

Heritage cuts will reduce scrutiny: EDO

The Environmental Defenders Office says it is concerned by the Queensland government's decision to make Heritage Council members reapply for their jobs.

2000 Qld public servants wait for axe

The Queensland government has announced it will get rid of 2000 transport workers in its drive to slash 20,000 workers from the state's payroll.

Crackdown on public at Qld parliament

Queensland's Speaker of the House Fiona Simpson has announced a crackdown on people who want to visit the public gallery.

Swan defends NDIS funding process

Acting Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan has defended the process of how the government intends to fund the NDIS.

New claims on payroll secret documents

Queensland's cabinet secretary says the opposition can release cabinet documents that could help the government sue over the health payroll debacle.

Greens back veto on release of costings

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne has weighed into an argument between the coalition and Labor over Greens policy costings.