Tony Burke

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Labor ditches Coalition’s $2.5m ‘jobdobber’ hotline for employers
Service let employers report jobseekers who rejected jobs or submitted inappropriate applications

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

07, Feb, 2023 @10:00 PM

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Workplace reforms back on agenda when parliament returns next week, Tony Burke says
Albanese government to launch new industrial relations negotiations but all but rules out bringing back bargaining fees for non-union members

Paul Karp

01, Feb, 2023 @7:11 AM

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‘The government has listened’: Australia’s peak bodies praise $300m federal arts policy
Launched by Anthony Albanese at Melbourne live music pub the Espy, the policy offers welcome support for the beleaguered industry

Kelly Burke

30, Jan, 2023 @4:57 AM

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Federal government to intervene in transport union’s high court fight against Qantas
Tony Burke to be represented in case as airline seeks to overturn November decision which found it illegally outsourced ground staff jobs

Paul Karp

24, Jan, 2023 @1:58 PM

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National Library of Australia’s free digital archives may be forced to close without funding
With only six months worth of funding left, library’s director general faces ‘very big decisions’ on the future of Trove

Kelly Burke

05, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Labor to impose streaming content quotas and boost funding for writers and musicians
Arts minister Tony Burke reveals policy that will also put ‘First Nations first’ and ensure artists get more ‘fair remuneration’

Paul Karp

30, Dec, 2022 @4:20 AM

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Labor’s industrial relations bill passes despite late Coalition filibuster
Labor’s workplace reforms – the biggest for decades – go through despite attempts by Michaelia Cash to thwart its passage

Paul Karp and Amy Remeikis

01, Dec, 2022 @6:06 PM

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Scott Morrison becomes first former Australian prime minister to be censured by parliament
Former PM claims he would have answered truthfully if asked about any of the secret ministries he held and repeated past defence of arrangements

Paul Karp

30, Nov, 2022 @2:39 AM

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Dodson ‘taken aback’ by Nationals’ call on Indigenous voice – as it happened
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Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

28, Nov, 2022 @8:01 AM

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Cash claims IR law will lead to ‘chaos and confusion’ – as it happened
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Lisa Cox and Royce Kurmelovs (earlier)

27, Nov, 2022 @6:48 AM

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David Pocock to give crucial support to IR bill after deal on jobseeker and welfare
Agreement struck with key independent boosts safeguards for small and medium businesses

Paul Karp

27, Nov, 2022 @12:28 AM

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Federal industrial relations minister Tony Burke blasts NSW government over train dispute
State ministers accused of ‘political games’ after asking Canberra to intervene to stop industrial action

Michael McGowan

17, Nov, 2022 @7:42 AM

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