Families put last in move to cut Paid Parental Leave

The Turnbull Government’s Paid Parental Leave will lower family incomes forcing many parents to choose between putting very young babies in childcare, or women – and some men – stepping out of the workforce. The $968 million cut will mean a huge strain both financially and emotionally for families struggling to juggle family and work […]

Nurses and midwives plead for proper health funding

The NSW Nurses and Midwives’ Association (NSWNMA) has urged Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to thoroughly canvas all options to address the looming health funding crisis, ahead of his first Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting in Sydney today. State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers are expected to focus their attention heavily on tax reform measures, including various […]

Keep Super Safe

Australian Unions built the most successful financial story in Australia – industry superannuation. Now Malcolm Turnbull wants to dismantle it. Industry superannuation has low fees and high returns because they are run in the interests of their members, not to make profits for banks. All profits are returned to members, there are no sales people […]

No GST rise. Make corporations pay their fair share.

The Turnbull Liberal government appears to be playing the old ‘carrot and stick’ game with tax reform. On one hand, the government wants to give big corporations and wealth Aussies massive tax, while on the other hand they’re considering hiking the GST. This is yet another attack on hard working people and our living standards […]

Malcolm Turnbull’s agenda on women under question

Recent praise for Malcolm Turnbull’s efforts to address issues faced by women – such as domestic violence and lack of representation in parliament – will be tarred unless he stops the Minister for Social Services attack on Paid Parental Leave(PPL) and acts to curb gender inequality. Unions warmly welcome assistance for women experiencing domestic violence […]

Opportunities aplenty for Turnbull’s Ministry

Australia’s largest health union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) has welcomed Prime Minister Turnbull’s first Ministry and congratulated him on the elevation of many more women into Cabinet. “Whilst it’s clear there is still much work to be done in the social services area, including disability and aged care, it’s heartening to hear […]

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