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The time is overdue to apply minimum standards to gig employment

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of Uber’s arrival in Australia.

Throughout that time it has brazenly ignored Australia’s minimum standards on pay and conditions of work. Uber’s drivers and couriers are paid less than the relevant Award, and do not receive sick pay, holiday pay, superannuation or workers compensation when injured.

Act Justly Political Reform Series – Disability Support

by Dr. Robbie Lloyd The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) was designed to support people with a permanent and significant disability, affecting their ability to take part in everyday activities. People With Disability (PWD) are meant to be helped by the NDIS individual planning process to identify what supports they need to help them achieve their … Continue reading Act Justly Political Reform Series – Disability Support

Act Justly Political Reform Series – Refugees and People Seeking Asylum

by Julie Macken Thirty years ago the Keating Labor government introduced the policy of mandatory detention as a way of trying to manage Australia’s refugee policy. At the time very few people noticed because it was simply a way to do health and identity checks for a few weeks before moving into the community. I … Continue reading Act Justly Political Reform Series – Refugees and People Seeking Asylum