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Victorias Government’s Long Service Leave Review

A review of Victoria’s long service leave arrangements under the Long Service Leave Act 1992 has been conducted by the Minister for Industrial relations, Natalie Hutchins.

The review was an election promise of the Andrews Labor Government prior to the last State election. The SDA welcomes the review, as the last review was over ten years ago.

Congratulations, Nola

This year our International Women’s Day Award went to SDA member and Delegate Nola Jones.

Pathway to Work Or Road to Nowhere

How does the Turnbull Government’s proposed ‘Youth Jobs PaTH (Prepare-Trial-Hire) Programme’ measure up?

Poor Retirement Outcomes for Women

The SDA believes that every individual and family has a fundamental human right to live decently and with dignity, and this right should be afforde

Changes to Senate Voting

The Federal Parliament recently passed changes to the voting method for electing Senators across the whole of Australia.

SDA Luna Park Spring Carnival


Not Just a Domestic Matter

Two thirds of women who have experienced domestic violence are in paid employment.

Payout on Freek Accident

In September last year, an exploding cider bottle cap turned a 21st birthday celebration into a nightmare for SDA member Reece Armes at a Melbourne

It's Tax Time Again

The end of the financial year is here again, and before you know it, it’ll be time to get your tax return organised.

Thankyou and Farewell Therese

Thérèse Bryant recently retired after an amazing contribution to our Union for many decades.