Vale ASU leader David Smith; Parliamentary library releases digest for "integrity" Bill; Constant appointed acting NSW IRC chief commissioner; DeBoos and Amendola headlining new IR law firm; and Recurrence of anorexia due to work-related stress.
The Federal Court has ordered costs against a CSIRO scientist who falsely accused colleagues of s-xual harassment and discrimination, while also fining the agency for a complaint-handling failure it sought to "trivialise".
Unions say the 'integrity" legislation amendments released by IR Minister Christian Porter this afternoon don't limit the "extraordinarily wide range of grounds" for deregistering unions and disqualifying officials, and continue to potentially impose harsh punishment for "simple paperwork mistakes".
One of the FWC's newest members has taken aim at the jurisdiction's low-cost model, describing as "unacceptable" the tax on public and employer resources involved in pursuing an unresponsive unfair dismissal applicant.
In a significant ruling on how Fair Work Act breaches are to be assessed, a Federal Court full bench has invoked double jeopardy principles to strip $48,000 off penalties awarded against the CFMMEU and one of its organisers.