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Icebreaker buyer used sweatshop labour

09 May 2018 | Jonathan Underhill and Nikki Mandow

Iconic New Zealand merino clothing brand Icebreaker was sold to a company with a less-than-squeaky-clean history around worker conditions. Icebreaker's new owner, Pennsylvania-based VF Corp, whose brands include The North Face, Timberland, SmartWool, Vans, Wrangler and Lee, has been caught up in several cases of bad worker treatment in Asian factories producing its clothes over the last three years, write Jonathan Underhill and Nikki Mandow for Newsroom.

The many failures of our wild welfare regime

29 November 2017 | Amelia Paxman

Increasing the feelings of shame of being unemployed and restricting freedoms doesn't create more jobs and only grinds down a vulnerable group who are subsisting on a meagre payment. But the government is yet to show any meaningful concern over the significant risks of these draconian welfare policies, writes Amelia Paxman for Eureka Street.

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