Rugg’s lawyer promotes workers’ right to switch off ahead of court showdown

Rugg’s lawyer promotes workers’ right to switch off ahead of court showdown

Maurice Blackburn’s Josh Bornstein,who bowed out of a Senate tilt for Labor ahead of last year’s federal election,on Thursday tweeted “Excessive work hours and demands is a growing issue”.

  • byAngus Thompson

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‘Very frustrated’:Porter said he was sceptical about robo-debt talking points

‘Very frustrated’:Porter said he was sceptical about robo-debt talking points

Former Coalition social services minister Christian Porter says he became increasingly frustrated with the lack of clarity from bureaucrats.

  • byAngus Thompson
Bruce Lehrmann accuses ACT prosecutor of professional misconduct

Bruce Lehrmann accuses ACT prosecutor of professional misconduct

The former Liberal staffer has accused the prosecutor who led the rape trial against him of professional misconduct and being driven by politics and personal malice.

  • byAngus Thompson
Alan Tudge ‘closely involved’ in robo-debt complaint counter-attacks

Alan Tudge ‘closely involved’ in robo-debt complaint counter-attacks

The “cameos” of welfare recipients compiled for News Corp were to counter what Tudge labelled an “orchestrated campaign” against the welfare crackdown.

  • byAngus Thompson
Rugg’s resignation at heart of teal dispute

Rugg’s resignation at heart of teal dispute

Sally Rugg is suing Monique Ryan over allegations of unreasonable work hours and calling for an injunction to stop the teal MP from terminating her employment.

  • byAngus Thompson,Paul Sakkal andLisa Visentin
Alan Tudge’s former adviser reveals ‘dole bludger’ robo-debt media strategy

Alan Tudge’s former adviser reveals ‘dole bludger’ robo-debt media strategy

Rachelle Miller told the royal commission there was firm pressure from the then human services minister to “shut this story down” after negative coverage.

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Sally Rugg claims Monique Ryan sacked her for refusing to work ‘unreasonable hours’
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Sally Rugg claims Monique Ryan sacked her for refusing to work ‘unreasonable hours’

Rugg,the former head of Change.org,has launched court action trying to stop the independent Kooyong MP firing her after a dispute about working hours.

  • byAngus Thompson
Activist,adviser Sally Rugg takes boss Monique Ryan to court

Activist,adviser Sally Rugg takes boss Monique Ryan to court

Teal independent Dr Monique Ryan is facing Federal Court action by her chief of staff over an alleged breach of workplace law.

  • byAngus Thompson
You wouldn’t steal from your workmate:will unions’ bargaining levy push succeed?

You wouldn’t steal from your workmate:will unions’ bargaining levy push succeed?

Workplace agreements already come at a financial cost. That is how it works. And if you’ve celebrated a pay rise through an enterprise agreement in some way,you should probably acknowledge that.

  • byAngus Thompson
Elitism out,commercial hits in:Labor tunes in to arts funding revamp

Elitism out,commercial hits in:Labor tunes in to arts funding revamp

Australian music’s next big names will be given a leg up on the international stage as the federal government promises to strip the elitism from arts funding.

  • byAngus Thompson,Linda Morris andKarl Quinn
Family law overhaul aimed at stopping abusive partners manipulating system

Family law overhaul aimed at stopping abusive partners manipulating system

An exposure draft of family law amendments released by Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus aims to put children’s welfare at the heart of legal decisions.

  • byAngus Thompson