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1.20am BST

I can’t stop laughing at this photo:

The new Upper Hunter Vallley candidate Jeff Drayton ( the subject of the tweet) can barely be seen, isn’t looking at the camera and is behind Opposition leader Jodi McKay.

Delighted to announce Jeff Drayton as Labor’s candidate for the Upper Hunter by-election. #nswpol pic.twitter.com/GUq2BJcsFj

1.17am BST

Amazon’s Australian warehouses hired only labour hire casuals – and no permanent new staff – even as it made “tremendous” profits during Covid-19, the retail union has said.

A Senate hearing into job security has been told that insecure work and low-wage work is rising in Australia.

Amazon had a tremendously profitable Covid.

But their four sites in Australia saw the number of employees by labour hire increase.

With the onset of Covid and the growth in sales, the additional jobs created since then have all been labour hire casuals … their track record of providing secure employment has not been satisfactory.

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