The Fair Work Ombudsman decides that Uber drivers are not employees, but independent contractors, and will not take further action against the rideshare company.
Around 2.2 million Australian workers will receive a pay rise after the Fair Work Commission increased the national minimum wage, with the hourly rate rising to $19.49.
After working in the industry for just three years, Connor Downes is the youngest Queensland stonemason to be diagnosed with the potentially deadly disease silicosis, as a major law firm prepares for a class action against the manufacturers of stone bench tops.
An overwhelming majority of Australian workers clock up more than 20 hours per week, but for a razor-thin slice of society it's often as low as just one hour.
The "wages crisis" has been a central issue in the election campaign, but what has multi-decade low wages growth really meant for the lives of workers and small business owners?
It's a claim Labor has used throughout the election campaign. But as RMIT ABC Fact Check finds out, it's one that doesn't stack up.
After years of snail-paced wage growth, many Australian households are feeling the pinch. So what are the major parties promising to change that?
Wage growth remains stuck around historically low levels, with workers receiving annual pay increases averaging 2.3 per cent.
Uber drivers protest about their working conditions outside the company's offices across the world, while a Victorian inquiry hears of exploitation across the "gig economy".
Female workers at central Queensland mine sites are surveyed about their use of feminine hygiene products, with the company saying it is part of an audit of female equipment and facilities, but the miner's union claims it is a move by the company to reduce toilet breaks.