Following a meeting today to discuss potential responses to the coronavirus, IR Minister Christian Porter said it was a time for listening and grasping the scale of the problem before determining the way forward, while employers and unions urged prompt action.
A senior tribunal member has taken the rare step of steering an unfair dismissal claimant towards the FWC's free legal advice service as a means of counterbalancing any "potential prejudice" arising from his decision to allow an employer to be represented.
In a move that might set the standard for companies making coronavirus-driven cutbacks, Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce has announced new cost-reduction measures while committing to taking no salary or bonus for the remaining four months of the financial year.
In rejecting an individual's claim that an ABCC notice to attend an examination was invalid as it did not enable her to decide whether she needed to answer all of its questions, the Federal Court has also contradicted the agency's position on the level of detail it must provide.
The Federal Court has held that the TWU made misleading statements linking Aldi's supply chain arrangements with a spike in road deaths but has found that it did not breach the Australian Consumer Law as it is not a trading corporation and did not make the claims in trade or commerce.
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