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Labor's Liesl landslide
Dredging is 'years away' at best, says consultant
Board calls for comment on park name
Certificate issued for seven-storey complex
Former Wyong councillor to stand in local ward
Progress association meeting to focus on plastics
Volunteers receive community service awards
Tesch: 'Strong sense of belonging to the Peninsula'
Tesch to fight for dredging
Chamber congratulates Tesch
Anzac Day ceremony
Wreath-laying at Ettalong
Pearl Beach ceremony
Mary Mac's calls for donations
Action group claims success
Co-ordinator-general appointed
Chamber welcomes coordinator-general appointment
Public help wanted with graffiti attack
Wicks welcomes broadband monitoring
Fish and chip entries wanted
Rainfall returns to average
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Downsizing - not excitement, just sheer hell
Forgotten warriors
Please save our sand
Penalty rates have deleterious effect
Paper clip planning led to flooding?
Government should put money where its mouth is
Community forum needed - without developers
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Church host Biggest Morning Tea
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Grant for library exhibition space
Protest, politics and parody at folk club
Pearl Beach artist was highly commended
Ettalong cafe hosts local artist
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Kayleigh seeks fourth show baking prize
Cultural workshops at Umina
New approaches to maths explored
Barbecue on election day
Softball gala day
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Umina brings home trophies from Australian titles
Dragon boat club to enter World Masters
Excellent showing at State championships
Jemma Smith nails top 10 in Ironwoman
Woy Woy struggles in rugby union
Southern Ettalong defeated
Special activities for 60th anniversary
Umina wins unique bowls competition
Trigg wins major singles
Circle Golf Club in action
Date for 85th birthday

Penalty rates have deleterious effect

Let's examine some irrefutable facts surrounding penalty rates.

I'll confine my findings to a synopsis which should reveal the facts.

Penalty rates came into being via the awards as compensation for hours worked outside that which is regarded as an individual's working hours.

Penalty rates act as a powerful deterrent to employers seeking employees for many trades, occupations and services.

Bear in mind that employers are the main providers of re-employment.

Many apprentices and the like miss out on opportunities due to the onerous requirements in the awards, especially in relation to penalty rates.

My daughter and her husband acquired a business.

After the first year, their three employees earned more per head due to penalty rates than they did, notwithstanding they each put in over 60 hours per week.

I would have no difficulty in producing many, many more examples demonstrating the adverse effect that penalty rates as they currently stand have in relation to the employment of individuals.

To conclude, I challenge anyone to prove that current penalty rates do not have a deleterious effect when it comes to employment.

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