This year was an annus horribilis for the poor — but the tireless campaigning of low-income advocates offers some hope for the future.
Staff have been told "significant budget pressures" have led to the cuts which may extend to other states.
For years the government has railed at the bullying and intimidation of the CFMMEU. Seems those problems are a little closer to home.
When it comes to upholding the competing rights of accusers and accused in workplace bullying cases, the legislation doesn't really cut it.