Prime Minister’s prize for science awarded to a COVID-19 vaccine pioneer

An evolutionary biologist and virologist who played a transformative role in the global scientific response to COVID-19 has won the 2021 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Edward C. Holmes from the University of Sydney received the $250,000 prize for almost 30 years of pioneering research on genome sequencing data, providing invaluable insights into diseases […]

AWU secures historic minimum wage guarantee for fruit pickers at $25.41 an hour

The Australian Workers’ Union claims it has secured an historic industrial win for one of the most vulnerable and exploited groups of workers in Australia – fruit pickers. The Fair Work Commission has ruled in favour of the AWU after the union sought to amend the Horticulture Award to guarantee every worker on every farm […]