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Lessons for other organisations in our plight: ASMOF

An inquiry into an Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation election that opened before the FWC finalised changes to the union's rules has left it behind schedule and unable to recoup $70,000 in costs after "well and truly" blowing its legal budget.


Money-change business switched awards to cut penalties: FSU

The FSU has asked the Federal Court to rule that a global currency exchange company is covered by the banking, finance and insurance award, claiming it shifted to the retail award after the recent reduction in penalty rates.

Bid to exit RO system "unusual": ROC

The NT Master Builders Association is citing a "heavy compliance burden" for seeking to cancel its status as a registered organisation and shift to a corporate structure, a move the Registered Organisations Commission says is now "very unusual".

Bench rejects challenge to CFMEU-MUA-TCFU merger

Employer groups are considering a High Court challenge to the rejection by an FWC full bench of their bid to reverse the amalgamation of the CFMEU, MUA and TCFU.

Former union secretary fined for overpaying himself

The Federal Court has fined a former Flight Attendants' Association international division secretary $2000 for failing to submit six years of the union's budgets and overpaying himself $16,000 in 2011, taking into account his cooperation and "genuine belief" he was entitled to the sum.

"High hurdle" halts pilots' rule change plans

The FWC has today ruled out a contentious rule change sought by a pilots union because it failed to abide by requirements to secure support from a two-thirds majority of its governing body.

Rule change ensures equal representation in union governance

Women will make up at least half of all members elected to the Independent Education Union's federal council branches following a rule change that secretary Chris Watt says is a "symbolic" first step that he hopes will prompt its state branches to look at their own structures.

ACTU withdraws to sidelines as unions quarrel over rule change

The fate of a hotly-contested Australian Federation of Air Pilots membership rule change bid is up in the air as the FWC considers whether a sufficient majority of the union's council members voted for it, while the ACTU has withdrawn its own objections after the tribunal questioned its standing.

Court to inquire into invalid doctors' union election

The Federal Court is conducting an inquiry into an Australian Salaried Medical Officers Federation election that commenced before comprehensive rule changes could be finalised, leaving the union to contact about 80 newly elected councillors to tell them the result is invalid.