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Federal Budget a Down-Payment on Four Years of Rail Failure

Federal Budget commitments to rail projects are a down-payment on the cost of four years of inaction, dithering and ideological stupidity by the Abbott/Turnbull Government.

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If Turnbull fails on rail, States should form their own Infrastructure Bank

The upcoming Federal Budget is Malcolm Turnbull’s last chance to gain any credibility on rail and public transport – but if he fails to deliver, the States and Territories should go it alone and set up their own infrastructure bank to fund new rail projects.

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Western Sydney rail announcement puts heat on Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull is under renewed pressure to deliver on rail and public transport in the forthcoming Federal Budget, according to the Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU).

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FWC confirms Unions' right to protect employee anonymity during disputes

The right of unions to protect the identity of members during disputes has been confirmed by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).

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Public transport doesn’t pass the SuperCoach test

EVERY SuperCoach knows that leadership occasionally requires you to be ruthless. There’s no room for plodders who are not performing on the field.

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Inland Rail Farce: Toowoomba office con won't fool anyone

The opening of an Inland Rail Office in Toowoomba is an expensive con that won’t fool anyone into thinking that the project really exists.

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FWC decision undermines union power to run anonymous disputes

The ability of unions to protect the identity of members who wish to remain anonymous in industrial disputes has been undermined by a decision in the Fair Work Commission.

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Watson's decision on Domestic Violence Leave vindicates his decision to retire

RTBU National Secretary Bob Nanva today said Fair Work Commission Vice President Graeme Watson's last ruling as a Commissioner vindicated his decision to retire.

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RTBU Blasts Penalty Rates Decision

The RTBU has blasted the decision by the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday penalty rates for workers in the hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy industries.

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Pacific National Ignores Decision and Sacks Workers

Pacific National will tomorrow terminate the employment of twelve Hunter-based train drivers and finish up another 27 through voluntary retrenchment - even though there is work available at other nearby depots and other locations within the business. 

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