The TWU's NSW branch has temporarily taken over the running of the Queensland branch, after an investigation of its governance and the resignation of its secretary, who won election in 2010 with the backing of the union's national office.
Andrew McKellar, currently head of the Australian Trucking Association after gaining a wide range of private and public sector experience here and overseas, is set to become the chief executive of the ACCI.
IR Minister Michaelia Cash has defended the appointment of former federal Liberal frontbencher Sophie Mirabella to the FWC, maintaining that experience in employment law or IR is "not necessarily" a requirement.
The FWC has in officially welcoming two new members heard how one negotiated her own pay rates as a 12-year-old and the other was indebted to a member of the bar who always took her enquiring phone calls as a junior lawyer "and never told me the answer".
The McGowan Government has appointed long-serving WA IRC senior member Stephen Kenner as the tribunal's Chief Commissioner, with Perth-based barrister Rachel Cosentino to replace him as Senior Commissioner.
The Attorney-General's Department has moved to speedily appoint a new general manager to the FWC, while signalling that a key part of the role is to oversee "significant transformation" of the tribunal's "digital capabilities".