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$124,000 fine for sham independent contract

A court has fined a company and its director $124,000 over a sham contracting arrangement in which they underpaid a 417 visa-holder almost $8000 for four months work after misclassifying him as an independent contractor.




Greens would provide right to request permanency

Casuals and workers on "rolling contracts" would have the right to ask their employer to convert them to permanent employment after 12 months, under a new policy released by the Greens today.

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.