Worker Sustained Back Injury Making PM’s Bed

Reported by Zoe | 04 Oct, 2012

A woman that used to work as a housekeeper for the Prime Minister is seeking workers compensation for an injury that occurred whilst she was making the bed of Julia Gillard in 2010. The incident happened when the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet employed the 39-year-old worker and she is claiming that she has …

Parliamentary review into workplace bullying

Reported by Haydee | 01 Jun, 2012

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a national review into workplace bullying and harassment. The review aims to look at the nature, cause and extent of workplace bullying and examine proposals to prevent bullying cultures from evolving. It also aims to help individuals who have been victims of workplace bullying to return to work. News.com.au …

Unions, teachers appeal for a program to progressively remove asbestos in all schools

Reported by Haydee | 01 May, 2012

A figure released by the education department revealed that up to 1200 out of the state’s 1539 government schools may contain asbestos. Teachers, unions and parents have called out to authorities to establish a program to label areas affected with asbestos material, train staff to manage it, and progressively remove it from the school buildings. …