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    Abbott Has Sold Out Australian Workers To China

    July 22

    Canberra Times, by Joanna Howe, 22 July 2015

    The government's not being open about how workers are hurt by the free trade deal. Debate about Australian jobs being lost to foreigners as a result of the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is intensifying. So the government has released a "myths versus realities" fact sheet to clarify matters, but it fails to show how the trade agreement really affects workers.

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    Driven To Self-Harm

    July 21

    Illawara Mercury, by Joshua Butler, 21 July 2015

    THE family of an Oak Flats truckie who took his own life after being victimised for raising safety concerns, wants a Senate inquiry to demand reform in the trucking industry.

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    'Slavery Is Alive And Well In 21st-Century Australia'

    July 20

    Sun Herald, by Kieran Gair, 19 July 2015

    A man trafficked from India under a sham 457 visa arrangement was held in conditions "akin to slavery" for 16 months, a Sydney court has heard.

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    Perth Bus Safety Checks Ended Two Weeks Before Esplanade Busport Blaze

    July 19

    Western Australia, by Kate Campbell, 19 July 2015

    JUST two weeks before Tuesday’s gas-powered bus explosion, the Public Transport Authority ordered a halt to regular safety inspections at a quarter of its gas vehicle depots.

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    Growers Feel Squeeze From Supermarkets

    July 19

    Sunday Mail, Sophie Elsworth, 19 July 2015

    Farmers around the country are getting the lowest prices in living memory for their produce and many are being driven from the land.

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    RMS Has Sights Firmly On Distribution Centres

    July 17

    Owner Driver, by Brad Gardner, 17 July 2015

    Distribution centres belonging to big-name transport clients are in the sights of the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) as part of efforts to enforce chain of responsibility.