Sydney’s lockout laws have ruined the economic viability of the city’s live entertainment culture, a state parliament inquiry has been told, with venue closures and poker machines replacing band rooms.
Abdul Karim Hekmat
A Kurdish widower and father of three young girls, Sadoullah Malakooti doesn’t know how he will afford food after his income support was cut by Peter Dutton. Some argue the policy is there to starve out asylum seekers.
Gross underpayment of Australia’s migrant workforce has become institutionalised in a variety of industries, and with the Fair Work Ombudsman under-resourced and unions kept at bay, the government appears unwilling to address the problem.