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Metadata needed to catch terrorists, paedophiles — and pottymouths

Bernard Keane February 24, 2016 16 Comments

Despite the promise that data retention would only be used for the most serious crimes, one agency wants to use it for trivial offences.

Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

Crikey Intern September 2, 2015 5 Comments

Serving mediocre, overpriced junk food might not be the worst offence committed by 7-Eleven. Former employees are claiming systemic underpayment. Crikey intern Marc Sudholz explains.

Fair Work bullied witnesses to secure win, Gary Morgan claims

Fair Work bullied witnesses to secure win, Gary Morgan claims

Cara Waters February 5, 2014 1 Comment

Pollster Gary Morgan isn't taking a Federal Court judgment against his family trust lying down, making allegations of witnesses being threatened and intimidated.

PromiseWatch 2013: industrial relations

Andrew Crook May 10, 2013 6 Comments

Workplace policy remains a key -- perhaps the key -- point of difference between the major political parties in Australia. Crikey examines each party's IR offerings ...

Craig Thomson’s home raid and what it means for Labor

Craig Thomson’s home raid and what it means for Labor

Andrew Crook October 24, 2012 121 Comments

The link between this morning's raid on Craig Thomson's family's house and the fall of the Gillard government remains a tenuous one. There are plenty of hoops first.

Dobell locals mull Labor successor as Craig Thomson heads to court

Dobell locals mull Labor successor as Craig Thomson heads to court

Andrew Crook October 16, 2012 3 Comments

As Craig Thomson faces a civil claim by Fair Work Australia, Labor will wait to finger a replacement candidate for his NSW electorate. But whoever wins ALP pre-selection will face a tough contest against the Liberals at the federal election.

ProbeWatch: 16 HSU investigations and counting

Andrew Crook May 28, 2012 6 Comments

At a hastily convened presser last week, Craig Thomson made the observation that the amount of simultaneous investigations into his credit card usage could be getting a bit out of hand. No kidding.

Shared understanding is what’s missing in productivity debate

Crikey May 24, 2012 1 Comment

"Productivity" is starting to sound a little "gourmet" -- a word that means very different things to different people, writes Jo-anne Schofield, executive director of policy network Catalyst Australia.

Moving the goalposts on cash splashes and wage cases

Bernard Keane May 16, 2012 1 Comment

What role should the budget's cash handouts play in wage determinations? There's a long history to the issue.

Cake, phallocentric narratives and deconstructing the Thomson Affair

Cake, phallocentric narratives and deconstructing the Thomson Affair

Crikey May 14, 2012

The serio-comic, wholly theatrical drama of purported “Fair Work Australia” is lined up in the crosshairs of Dr Biff Bondarchuk's crack analysis of the Feignstream Media's (mis)handling of the Craig Thomson Affair.