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Getting rid of Lottoland

Momentum is building at a national and state level over the campaign to ban online betting company Lottoland from operating in Australia.  Senator Nick Xenophon has pledged to introduce a bill by year’s end if the government does not act.  Other cross bench parties including One Nation have committed to supporting a ban.

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The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) ACT 2017 is now in effect

The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 means there are harsher penalties for serious breaches of employment entitlements and record keeping failures, starting 15 September. If an employer fails to keep records and an employee claims they have been underpaid, the employer must also prove they did in fact meet their obligations and paid the employee correctly.

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Tatts-Tabcorp get gaming tick from Governments but ACCC appeal causes further delays

Tabcorp and Tatts say they have received approvals from state and territory gambling regulators for their proposed $11 billion merger. The announcement comes as the proposed merger goes back to the Australian Competition Tribunal, following a court ruling. The tribunal earlier approved the tie-up but must look at it again, following a successful appeal by […]

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