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Court puts bite on recalcitrant, underpaying dentist

The former director of a liquidated dental practice has been penalised and ordered to backpay a 457 visa worker thousands of dollars after a second adverse underpayment judgment involving his company.

Senior Victorian CFMMEU official arrested

Victoria Police has confirmed that the arrest today of a senior CFMMEU official during a raid at his home stems from an investigation into the "alleged provision of materials and labour in exchange for favouring contractors".

Wages to continue to flatline: RBA

The RBA has projected that the current pattern of "unusually" slow wage growth will likely continue until at least 2021, Governor Philip Lowe reminding a parliamentary committee that any pick-up was "both affordable and desirable".


ETU says it won't wear ban on union T-shirt

The ETU is suing the operator of Victoria's electricity transmission and distribution network for banning a delegate from wearing his union-branded T-shirt, claiming it is taking adverse and discriminatory action by threatening that it might dismiss him if he wears it again.

Aerocare to revert to award in six months

The major aviation services company Aerocare will continue to seek approval for a new enterprise agreement after the FWC agreed to terminate an underlying 2012 agreement, with the consequence that employees will be entitled to award coverage.

Exclusion from Christmas cheer "not bullying": FWC

The FWC has refused to issue an interim anti-bullying order against an employer that excluded a cleaner from a workplace Christmas celebration and refused to give her leave on Australia Day, but has criticised its "poor and clumsy" handling of the worker's complaints.


Blunder scuttles agreement; and more

FWC administrative blunder scuttles deal; Builder fined $50,000 for independent contractor breach; and RTBU action hits employer, not customers.