Workplace Minister Bill Shorten.
Workplace Minister Bill Shorten. Rob Williams

Weekend penalty rates to stay

PENALTY rates for weekend workers in the retail and hospitality industries will stay, Workplace Minister Bill Shorten declared on Tuesday.

Mr Shorten addressed the House of Representatives after the government responded to the Fair Work Australia modern wage awards review.

He said the government would not be "adopting the low road of paying already low paid workers less".

But he did say he had written to the state and territory governments, asking whether they supported keeping penalty rates as they were.
 

 


Residents urged to take advantage of home improvement grants

Residents urged to take advantage of home improvement grants

Residents urged to take advantage of home improvement grants

Local family gives hope to homeless with selfless act

Local family gives hope to homeless with selfless act

Local family gives hope to homeless with selfless act

Airlie Beach Race Week in 2018 surpasses all expectation

Airlie Beach Race Week in 2018 surpasses all expectation

Airlie Beach Race Week in 2018 surpasses all expectation.

Local Partners