An academic says Murdoch University has no legal basis to seek damages against him for a dip in international student enrolments after his alleged public interest disclosures about its admissions practices.
The TWU will continue its campaign of protests against Aldi, seeking supply chain agreements similar to those signed by Coles and Woolworths, after the retailer narrowed its common law claim against union.
The FWC has rejected a multi-pronged attempt by four retrenched dockworkers to establish that they were not genuinely redundant, finding their employer's offer to re-engage them as casuals did not detract from its need to reduce its full-time workforce.
The FWO is seeking to fine the CFMMEU's MUA division more than $3.5 million for unlawful industrial action against Hutchison Ports, using a novel argument that historic contraventions of the same Fair Work Act provision denies the union the benefit of the legislation's single course of conduct mechanism.
A class action alleging sham contracting against a major marketing agency will proceed after a court dismissed arguments that it was impossible to rule on the employment status of more than 1000 claimants without examining their individual circumstances.
The Victorian Supreme Court has rejected an application by the CFMMEU to delay civil damages proceedings brought by the operator of Port of Melbourne's new "robo" terminal until its merger with the MUA and TCFU is bedded down.
The NSW Supreme Court has refused to grant an interlocutory injunction against a former SAI Global executive who had sought to set up shop at rival online conveyancing and property settlement provider InfoTrack and its subsidiary Perfect Portal.