UNION NEWS

Our Turn to Care’s Action Packed Day


On the early morning hours of April 19, standing on the street edge with boards at the ready, a sea of supporters from the Our Turn to Care campaign were ready to make some noise.

The sea consisted of family members and Aged Care workers who were campaigning for an increase in funding for the sector.

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Sometimes it's the little things..

Richard - Sometimes it's the little things...

"Being a Union member has helped me a number of times, but sometimes it's the little things which really matter." - Richard

Richard works in security, and until recently he had been employed as a 'casual' - despite working full-time hours for over 12 months in a row.

As a man in his sixties, the lack of job security as a casual was a serious concern for Richard. So, when his employer advertised a number of permanent positions, Richard was very keen.

Unfortunately, Richard was also a bit nervous and didn't like his chances of getting one of these permanent jobs - particularly because of his age. He wasn’t even sure whether or not it was worth trying.

But Richard is a Union member and decided to call the Union office to seek an honest opinion and a bit of support.

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Paradise Papers - What to do about tax avoidance?

What to do about tax avoidance

They say in life "nothing is certain but death and taxes"...

But it seems the rich and powerful are certainly managing to cheat their way out of paying taxes, as revealed in the Paradise Papers.

Like most Australian's you probably pay your fair share of tax. You pay fuel taxes, land rates and GST - and you probably pay tax on your income too. You may not always like paying tax, but you pay anyway because you know we are ALL better off when you do.

You know that paying your taxes keeps your local hospital open, helps make sure kids have access to quality education, and provides for upkeep of the roads and other public services on which we all rely. 

Unfortunately not everyone feels the same way.

Some, like the current Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, seem more interested in using tax-havens to game the system and avoid paying their fair share of tax. (SMH)

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