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Vale IR academic Ray Markey

Labour academics are paying tribute to IR and labour history scholar Ray Markey, who died aged 73 on Saturday.

Vale AWU leader Bill Ludwig

Former AWU leader Bill Ludwig has been remembered as no-nonsense ex-shearer who dedicated his life to the union and became highly influential in the Labor Party in Queensland and nationally.

Airline loyalty program membership no basis for bias: FWC

An FWC member has rejected a recusal application from employees Virgin Australia dismissed for refusing to disclose their vaccination status, amid concerns that his frequent flyer membership made him biased.

Cash makes pre-poll FWC appointment of IR manager

An IR manager who recently gave evidence in his company's FWC bid for a s418 anti-industrial-action order will now be sitting on the Commission's bench, after Attorney-General and IR Minister Michaelia Cash made a last-minute appointment ahead of the election anticipated next month.

Cash appoints judge, won't be drawn on FWC jobs

Attorney General and IR Minister Michaelia Cash has today appointed a senior Sydney IR and employment silk as a Federal Court judge, while she has refused to confirm whether she intends to make any FWC appointments ahead of the Government going into caretaker mode.

Cash gives Bielecki two more years at ROC's helm

With a federal election likely in May, IR Minister Michaelia Cash has thumbed her nose at Labor's plan to axe the Registered Organisations Commission, giving Mark Bielecki another two years as its leader.

Former ASU leader seeking preselection for Senate

Former ASU assistant national secretary Linda White has emerged as a leading contender to replace veteran Labor Senator for Victoria and former frontbencher Kim Carr.

SA Labor Government to move on wage theft, labour hire

South Australia's new Premier, Peter Malinauskas, takes office on a platform that includes introducing jail time for the worst cases of wage theft, creating an offence of industrial manslaughter and extending labour hire regulation across all industries.

Lawler suing ABC over Four Corners program

Former FWC Vice President Michael Lawler is suing the ABC and one of its reporters for allegedly deceiving him into participating in a Four Corners program that a Government inquiry later found displayed his "unfitness" for office.

Professional misconduct finding against Tasmanian IRC president

Tasmania's Supreme Court has reprimanded State Industrial Commission president David Barclay - who has a secondary appointment to the FWC - for professional misconduct on a medical negligence case that he did "little to progress" in the 24 years he had carriage of it until he joined the tribunal.