Brisbane meatworks Australian Country Choice Holdings underpays staff more than $2.5 million

Brisbane meat processor Australian Country Choice Holdings (ACCH) has admitted it underpaid staff more than $2.5 million and will enter into an enforceable undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman. Key points: Australian Country Choice Holdings underpaid 342 staff more than $2.5 million over 11 years The company has entered into an enforceable undertaking with the … Read more

Ian Foster: New Zealand head coach in limbo as resurgent All Blacks return from South Africa | Rugby Union News

Despite Saturday’s stunning victory over South Africa, doubt remains over Ian Foster’s future as head coach of the All Blacks. “My expectations are I’m the All Blacks head coach…until I’m told anything different,” he said. Last Updated: 8/15/22 12:30pm Ian Foster’s New Zealand shocked South Africa at Ellis Park after three straight defeats Ian Foster’s … Read more

South Africa 23 – 35 New Zealand

New Zealand win thriller against South Africa at Ellis Park watch Argentina vs Australia (8.10pm) live on Sky Sports Action on Saturday night before The Wallabies host South Africa (6.30am) and then NZ take on Argentina (8.45am) on August 27 in the next round of matches Last Updated: 8/13/22 7:07pm Please use Chrome browser for … Read more

Rugby Championship: Are New Zealand in turmoil after three straight defeats? | Rugby Union News

New Zealand’s players were left dejected following last week’s defeat to South Africa It says much that, for only the fourth time in the history of New Zealand sports, the bookies had the All Blacks as underdogs for their opening match of this year’s Rugby Championship against South Africa. If that was a rarity, then … Read more

South Australian shops could open earlier on Sundays and trade on Boxing Day under proposed legislation

Shops would be allowed to open two hours earlier on a Sunday under new laws set to go into state Parliament next month. Key points: The SA government is looking to allow shops to trade from 9am on Sundays The bill would also shops outside the Adelaide CBD to open on Boxing Day Reforming shop … Read more

NSW Premier’s ‘thank you’ cash bonus reduced by tax as nurses work overtime during COVID-19

New South Wales nurses say the tax office has claimed much of their $3,000 pandemic “thank you” payment after many were pushed into a tax bracket by working extra shifts during the latest COVID-19 wave. Key points: The $3,000 bonus for NSW nurses was spruiked as a ‘thank you’ payment for their hard work during … Read more

Federal government promises to fund potential pay rise for aged care workers

The Federal Government has promised to pick up the bill for any potential pay rise for aged care workers in a submission to the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Key points: The government has stopped short of nominating how much aged care wages should increase It says existing rates do not reflect the modern skills and … Read more

Ed Slater: Former rugby union player staying positive by living in present after motor neurone disease diagnosis | Rugby Union News

Former Gloucester and Leicester Tigers forward Ed Slater revealed he had been diagnosed with MND last month and announced his retirement from rugby union Last Updated: 08/08/22 9:20am Ed Slater revealed his MND diagnosis last month Ed Slater believes living in the present is helping him face the challenge of his motor neurone disease diagnosis. … Read more

SA Labor to return $125k donation from CFMEU after alleged vandalism of cars

The South Australian Labor Party will return a $125,000 donation from the construction union, a decision that was prompted by the alleged vandalism of vehicles belonging to staff from the Master Builders Association. Key points: The Victorian branch of the CFMEU donated $125,000 to the SA Labor Party before the March election SA Labor has … Read more

Match Report – Argentina – – – Australia

Argentina were leading Australia halfway through the match but were ultimately overwhelmed by a wide margin; Wallabies fly-half Quade Cooper however was forced off with an injury; stand-in skipper James Slipper paid tribute to captain Michael Hooper Last Updated: 06/08/22 11:19pm Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Highlights of the Rugby … Read more