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Cop wins job back after unreliable positive drug test

In an important ruling on drug and alcohol testing, an NSW IRC full bench has dismissed the State police commissioner's challenge to the reinstatement of an officer sacked for returning a positive result to a hair follicle test.

Employers, unions on unity ticket on "Folau" Bills

The Morrison Government's proposed religious discrimination bills have raised concerns among major employer groups and unions over how they will operate in the workplace.

University seeks damages from "whistleblower" academic

Murdoch University is seeking compensation for a dip in international student enrolments and damage to its reputation in a cross-claim against an academic who is accusing it of retaliatory adverse action over alleged public interest disclosures to the media.

"Waste of public resources" to continue jailed worker's case: FWC

The FWC has thrown out an unfair dismissal claim by an IT worker who is in prison until at least August next year and is suffering a mental illness, finding he "is not in a position, physically or mentally, to prosecute his case" and keeping it on foot "flies in the face of the efficient use of public resources".

Court penalises MUA for "sympathy strike"

The Federal Court has today imposed $36,000 in fines for a "sympathy strike" last year by MUA members at Patrick Stevedores' Port Botany container terminal.

FWC rejects DP World allegation of "go slow" on docks

The FWC has dismissed DP World's application for orders to halt an alleged "go slow" at its Melbourne container terminal, citing concerns over the statistical evidence tendered by the stevedore.

IR class action funders to face costs security orders

A Federal Court judge has foreshadowed today that he will order a litigation funder to provide security for the potential costs of two IR class actions, while observing that such a move is unlikely to have a "stultifying" effect on the proceedings.

Court to rule on AWU challenge to AFP raids

The Federal Court will this Friday deliver its long-awaited verdict on the lawfulness of the Federal Police raids on the AWU's offices in October 2017.