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2017 Actuary Of The Year – Michael Rice
The Editor

Michael RiceThe Actuaries Institute is delighted to announce that Michael Rice has been named Actuary of the Year 2017. Michael is a leader within the industry, and well known as a fearless advocate for good public policy across Australia’s superannuation and retirement sectors.

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Vulnerable workers bill passed
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Workers Employers, particularly franchise chains, face stiff new penalties and a beefed up watchdog after reforms to protect vulnerable workers passed the Senate on Monday night. The bill was introduced in response to Fairfax Media's exposure of rampant underpayment and exploitation of vulnerable workers stretching back to a joint Fairfax Media / Four Corners investigation of 7-Eleven as well as subsequent scandals involving prominent companies such as Caltex and Domino's.

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