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Massage parlour workers sacked for falling in love win unfair dismissal

Two massage parlour workers who were sacked after starting a relationship have been awarded almost $40,000 compensation, after the Fair Work Commission found they had been unfairly dismissed. In addition, the former owner and former supervisor of the Canberra Foot…

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Michelle Guthrie wants to be reinstated as boss of ABC

Sacked ABC boss Michelle Guthrie is demanding to be reinstated as CEO of the public broadcaster, according to documents filed in the Federal Court. Guthrie is also seeking compensation (with interest) for losses and damages, for being unlawfully dismissed half…

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Boss threatened to kill families of workers if they complained

The former operators of a Canberra massage parlour are facing legal action, accused of stealing more than $900,000 from their workers, and threatening to have their families in the Philippines killed if they complained to authorities. Colin Elvin, who once…

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Foodora does a runner owing millions in back pay

Food delivery company Foodora will cease its operations in Australia this month, while it continues to defend allegations that it treated workers unlawfully and owes millions in back pay. In a statement, the company said it would “cease operations in…

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