Late week, the Fair Work Ombudsman ruled that workers of the gig economy, including Uber drivers, were not employees. This, of course, makes that already unstable industry even more so.
After yet more examples of workers getting short-changed, many are calling for the theft of wages to be enshrined in criminal law.
Federal member Michaelia Cash just lost her bit to keep the details of the AFP raid on union headquarters a secret, as now she’ll have to turn everything over.
Last year, after the federal police raided the AWU offices, Michaelia Cash denied it was politically motivated. However, she must now turn over all related documentation to the High Court.
Coming recently into effect are a raft of measures designed to embolden small business. But, beyond protection, what else do they offer?