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Morrison flags "decluttering" of compliance regime

In a clear indication that the recent rash of underpayment disclosures by large companies has not gone unnoticed, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told a business audience that his government hopes to reduce the current compliance regime's "administrative clutter".



Super "amnesty" riles unions

The Morrison Government is making a renewed attempt to pass legislation granting employers an amnesty to report unpaid superannuation.


Senators consider referring Setka to police over "threats"

Three crossbench Senators are considering what action to take against Victorian CFMMEU leader John Setka for allegedly threatening to campaign against them if they support the government's "ensuring integrity" Bill.

Senate inquiry into trucking conditions and safety

Crossbench Senators have voted with Labor and the Greens to establish a Senate inquiry that will revisit how pay and conditions in the trucking industry impact road safety.

"Integrity" Bill subverts presumption of innocence: QLS

The Queensland Law Society has detailed a host of concerns about the Coalition's proposed "ensuring integrity" legislation, arguing its broadening of recommendations by the royal commission into trade unions is unjustified, unfair and "contrary" to such established legal principles as presumption of innocence.

Don't hand benefit fund regulation to ROC, says Burke

The Coalition should not make the "discredited and politicised" ROC the regulator of workers' entitlement funds, noting that even the Heydon Royal Commission didn't recommend going down that track, Shadow IR Minister Tony Burke told Parliament this week in his response to the "proper use of benefits" legislation.

Unions urge PM to deliver economy-boosting wages "kickstart"

ACTU leader Sally McManus has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, asking him to implement a three-point plan that would lift aggregate annual wage growth from the current level of about 2.3% to about 3.5%.