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Full bench recusal advice not sticking

Another FWC member has rejected full bench advice that they should, in the face of objections, withdraw from arbitrating disputes they have previously conciliated, dismissing claims she displayed "antipathy" towards the union seeking her recusal.

BlueScope had no "unilateral" right to shave contracts

A court has held that BlueScope Steel repudiated the contracts of managerial employees by taking them off annualised salary arrangements under a 2015 Port Kembla steelworks rescue plan said to have cut their pay by more than $20,000.



Full court upholds "insubordinate" lawyer's sacking

A full Federal Court has upheld the dismissal of a senior lawyer who publicly criticised government clients of his firm, finding that repeatedly disobeying reasonable directions to desist trumped his right to express a political opinion.

Bench rejects Esso's renewed bid to axe 9-year-old deal

An FWC full bench has rejected Esso Australia's renewed attempt to terminate the enterprise agreement for its Bass Strait oil and gas operations, in what represents the latest turn in a bargaining dispute stretching back to 2015.


Academic's reinstatement ignores standards: Employer body

A higher education peak body says an order for a university to reinstate a lecturer who failed to meet a requirement to have research published in a top journal, but achieved other benchmarks, "wrongly downplays" a need for academic staff to meet reasonable performance objectives.


Organisations warned over dodgy car sales

Unions and employer groups have been warned over claims that cars are being sold below market value to deliver "windfall gains" to employees, officials and third parties.