In October 2015, the ABC’s 7:30 program ran a story featuring ‘David’ (not his real name).

David had been engaged as a subcontractor by labour hire firm INCI Corporation, which in turn had worked for Myer’s cleaning contractor Spotless Group. Whereas casual cleaners under award rates earned $23 to $25 plus super and applicable penalty rates, however, David’s subcontract entitled him to a flat rate of…