Journalism

Aug 22, 2014

Star Observer‘s cost woes worsen as journalist claims underpayment

A journalist at Australia's oldest gay publication has claimed he was underpaid for his work, but the Star Observer says he was a contractor.

Myriam Robin — Media Reporter

Myriam Robin

Media Reporter

The Star Observer has been taken to the Fair Work Commission by one of its journalists, who claims it underpaid him over a period of several months and misled him over the nature of his role.

Miles Heffernan, a former human resources professional who began freelancing several years ago before becoming one of the Star Observer‘s key contributors, says he was paid $600 a week over a period of several months to work full-time, taking on a range of responsibilities.

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