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Coalition to legislate stronger FWO powers next year

The Turnbull Government will introduce legislation early next year to give the Fair Work Ombudsman new examination powers and expressly prohibit employers from providing false and misleading information.

Coalition sets up migrant workers taskforce

Former ACCC chair Allan Fels will head a migrant workers taskforce that will advise the Coalition on policies to improve employment protections for overseas workers and monitor 7-Eleven's rectification of underpayments, Employment Minister Michaelia Cash announced this morning.


Lawler takes Cash to Federal Court; and more

Lawler takes on Cash; Perpetrators not entitled to domestic violence leave, says ACTU; PC floats new approach to allocating default super funds; and FWC president refuses to re-open crucial labour hire ruling.

Police, ambulance unions concerned about CFA bill encroachment

Unions representing police, nurses and ambulance officers have expressed strong reservations over the Turnbull Government's legislation to defend the role of volunteers in Victoria's Country Fire Authority, while Professor Andrew Stewart says parties might be able to readily sidestep the legislative restrictions via side deeds.



NSW electricity jobs "guarantee" under threat: Labor

A five-year employment "guarantee" legislated by NSW's Parliament for electricity workers in the wake of the privatisation of poles and wires last year is under threat, according to the State Opposition.

Coalition to make "corrupting benefits" unlawful

A second-term Turnbull Government will adopt the "overwhelming majority" of the Heydon Royal Commission's recommendations, including outlawing "corrupting benefits" such as those involved in the AWU-Cleanevent deal and giving courts the power to disqualify repeat-offender union officials, Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said today.

Victorian inquiry backs LSL portability

Victoria should establish portable long-service schemes for the community sector, contract cleaners and the security industry, a state parliamentary inquiry has recommended.