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Pandemic exposes universities' dirty secret

Australian universities have come to rely not only on international students, but high levels of casual staff. Many claim they are systemically underpaid, with some institutions under audit for wage theft more akin to the hospitality industry. Damien Cahill argues that ending exploitation and putting staff back on the books should be part of the sector’s recovery.

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Wesfarmers admits underpaying Target staff $9m

Wesfarmers has revealed it underpaid staff at its Target stores by $9m, on top of $15m in other underpayments, becoming the latest Australian company caught up in a growing wage theft scandal the shoppies’ union has branded a “full blown epidemic”.

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