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Court halts SBS executive's defection to Aunty

A high-powered consultant with public broadcaster SBS has been temporarily stopped from taking up a role with the ABC and sharing confidential information with the rival network, after the NSW Supreme Court issued an interlocutory injunction.

Union loses bid to access Port Hedland tug crew

The FWC has revoked an order granting the AIMPE access to crucial documents that might provide the basis for entry rights for discussions with tug crew members engaged as "partners" serving BHP Billiton's iron ore export operations at Port Hedland.

Plan to abolish RSRT moves into fast lane

The Turnbull Government now intends to immediately introduce legislation to scrap the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal when the Federal Parliament resumes next week.

Numbers build for scrapping of RSRT

Tasmanian independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has come out in support of immediately scrapping the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

No delay for contractor driver RSR order

The RSRT has today rejected calls to delay the April 4 implementation of its contractor driver minimum rates order and has attacked those who have propagated "myths" to "bolster their case" for change.

RSRT calls for prompt submissions on TWU rates proposal

A Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal full bench has given parties until 4pm today to make submissions on a TWU compromise proposal that accedes to a six-month delay for the contractor driver minimum rates order but maintains a 30-day maximum payment window.

RSRT forges ahead with Easter hearings

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is set to go ahead with hearings over the Easter weekend on whether to delay its contractor driver minimum rates order, despite opposition from the Federal Government.

Road freight interests pushing Cash to delay RSRO

Road freight industry association NatRoad will tomorrow ask Employment Minister Michaelia Cash to intervene in an application to delay the start in April of a Road Safety Remuneration Order which it says could create a two-tiered payment system that discriminates against owner drivers.

Distribution contractors not employees: Court

Two retired contractors engaged for more than a decade to distribute material for a printing company have failed to convince a court that they were employees and should have been paid an award's hourly rate.

Queensland to investigate "rogue" labour hire arrangements

A Queensland parliamentary inquiry will consider licensing and registration of labour hire companies as the state becomes the third jurisdiction to launch investigations into allegations of sham contracting and abuses of visa workers by labour suppliers.