A national survey reveals 87 per cent of fast-food workers have experienced abuse, with some facing death threats and having cigarettes and hot coffee thrown at them during shifts.
Purposely underpaying workers is not considered theft. The Victorian Government wants to change that, but there are fears criminalising the issue may lead to more cover-ups.
Wage theft is becoming so systematic it is estimated to be stripping almost $2.5 billion from the Queensland economy every year, with an estimated 437,000 workers not receiving their full wages.
Accommodation booking websites might make life easier for customers, but some Australian hotel and motel owners say they are causing big problems for their businesses.
The drinking and dining empire led by high-profile Sydney hotelier Justin Hemmes is facing a push to kill off a 2007 "zombie" workplace agreement that some staff say denies them weekend penalty rates.
A study has found that the Mount Buffalo region in north-east Victoria has major potential to attract more visitors, if government and private investors get on board.
Rock lobster often turns into shock lobster for diners with prices of the prized crustacean getting up to $100 a kilogram, but this Christmas there will be far more lobster available and prices are set to fall.
The Rockpool Dining Group says it is "keen to resolve" payroll issues as it contacts workers to top-up their salaries after an audit found they were owed $1.6 million in wages.
Onion-chopping on an industrial scale may sound like a kitchen nightmare, but it's all in a day's work for the volunteers who hope to produce 5 million meals a year for the disadvantaged.
Tasmanian locals say they are "disappointed with the decision" to approve a massive expansion of luxury hotel Villa Howden, which will be extended from 10 rooms to 52.