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    More offshoring of Australian jobs? Can you bank on it?

    February 07

    Reports of more offshoring of jobs from Australia to other countries are, seemingly, a daily occurrence. Such reports include, for example, the manufacturing of cars and their components and aspects of the service sector, including information technology (IT), telecommunications and banking.

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    Family thankful for safety legislation

    December 09

    The Newton family from Western Sydney joined the representatives of the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) to personally thank Minister Anthony Albanese for his recent decision to introduce legislation to ensure safety on Australian roads for truck drivers and the Australian public.

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    Sunshine Coast bus drivers win fight for wage increase

    November 29

    3.5% pay increase each year for the next three years. Reinstatement of penalties, 43% on Saturdays will increase to 50% and Sunday will increase from 45% to 80% immediately and then to 100% by the third year. Paid holiday loading for the first time, 6% this year, 12% next year and 17.5% in 2013.

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    It's war, but how low can they go?

    November 26

    Practically every child in Australia in the '70s, '80s and '90s used some of their pocket money to buy Allsep's lollies. Noses pressed against the corner shop's glass counter, grimy 10¢ coins would be exchanged for booty made by Allsep's: jelly snakes and bright yellow lolly bananas.

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    Hard work, but owner-drivers are toiling for a pittance

    November 25

    More than one quarter of Australia’s owner-drivers would earn more money flipping burgers than hauling freight across the nation, according to analysis from PricewaterhouseCoopers. 

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    Qantas death-threat probe ... dies

    November 23

    The NSW Police have, without explanation, dropped their investigation into alleged death threats made against Qantas's chief executive Alan Joyce and other senior managers.