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Labor wants safeguard mechanism to cut emissions from big polluters by up to 6% a year

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Australia’s big polluting industries are likely to have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by between 3.5% and 6% a year under the Albanese government’s plan to respond to the climate crisis. The government on Thursda...

US labor leaders say underfunding at federal agency has ‘reached crisis stage’

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Labor leaders in the US are worried that the federal agency that oversees unionization efforts is approaching a “true crisis” as it struggles with a decade of underfunding and a huge surge in union activity. Last year...

NSW Labor leader received complaints about Walt Secord’s behaviour before MP stood down

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The New South Wales Labor leader Chris Minns has said it would be premature for him to endorse former shadow police minister Walt Secord’s preselection ahead of the next election after concerns were raised with him ab...

Labor vows to prioritise Australian jobs as it eyes migration boost

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The home affairs minister, Clare O’Neil, has vowed Labor “will always prioritise jobs for Australians” as the government eyes increasing the migration cap potentially to 200,000 places per year. A boost from the curre...

NSW Labor MP Walt Secord apologises amid bullying allegations

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A senior New South Wales Labor frontbencher has unreservedly apologised amid allegations he bullied staff in the office of former Labor leader Jodi McKay. After a landmark review into the workplace culture in the stat...

Labor government may remove ‘red tape’ in collective bargaining rules in bid to lift wages

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Workplace relations minister, Tony Burke, has hinted Labor may remove “red tape” that discourages multi-employer collective bargaining as part of industrial relations reforms designed to lift wages. On Monday, Burke a...

Too radical or not radical enough? US’s top labor lawyer in the spotlight

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As the Biden administration lays claim to being the most pro-union in generations, many US labor leaders have hailed Jennifer Abruzzo as the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) most vigorously pro-union general co...

‘Nothing off the table’ in bid to deliver 450GL of water for Murray-Darling, Labor says

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Nothing is off the table in the battle to deliver 450 gigalitres of environmental flows for the Murray-Darling says the water minister, Tanya Plibersek, accusing the opposition of tying the Murray-Darling Basin Plan u...

Labor slashes Morrison government’s ‘unrealistic’ productivity forecasts

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The Albanese government has slashed the forecast of future gains in national productivity, saying the Coalition had relied on unrealistic predictions that hoped “no one would notice”. The move cuts the estimate for fu...

Labor announces national security law review after inquiry criticises secrecy of Witness J case

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The “unprecedented” and near total secrecy that hid the prosecution and imprisonment of a former Australian intelligence officer has prompted the federal government to order a review of laws governing the handling of ...

Labor drops Coalition bid to overturn high court ruling that Indigenous Australians can’t be aliens

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The Albanese government has abandoned a controversial high court case that sought to restore the commonwealth’s power to deport Aboriginal non-citizens. The decision by the attorney general, Mark Dreyfus, will guarant...

Labor pledges $4m for Aboriginal families affected by Youpla funeral fund collapse

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The Albanese government will announce an estimated $4m in emergency relief for hundreds of Aboriginal families who have been left without money to pay for their loved ones’ funerals after the collapse of disgraced ins...

Independent truckers block Oakland port in protest over California labor law

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Truckers protesting against a California labor law effectively shut down cargo operations at the Port of Oakland, one of the busiest in the US. The protest began on Monday, when hundreds of independent big-rig trucker...

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