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Casual review paper raises curly questions

A discussion paper on the casual terms award review raises 32 questions for parties to answer in their submissions, including whether common clauses prescribing minimum payments and engagement periods are within its ambit, ahead of a conference this week and hearings slated for mid-June.

Unions push for abandonment of super changes

Unions have urged the Morrison Government to dump the "Your Future, Your Super" legislation after reports the Coalition will allow a scheduled increase in employer super contributions from 9.5% to 10% to go ahead.

Sidelining Holgate breached her contract: SC

Australia Post's standing aside of chief executive Christine Holgate unlawfully breached her employment contract, according to a legal opinion tabled at a Senate inquiry into the publicly-owned enterprise.

ACTU-led coalition pushes for harassment change

Unions and gender equality activists will push the Morrison Government to move quickly to introduce legal obligations for employers to prevent sexual harassment and assault at work.

Morrison Government responds to Respect@Work

The Morrison Government says it has adopted the 55 recommendations "wholly, in part, or in principle" in Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' landmark report on sexual harassment.

Employers seeking minimum wage freezes, delays

Employer bodies are asking the FWC's minimum way panel to freeze minimum rates, limit any rises to CPI or to follow last year's precedent and postpone any increases.


Cash in, Porter out after reshuffle

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today stripped Christian Porter of his IR and Attorney-General's portfolios and handed them to Senator Michaelia Cash, who has been acting in the roles.

Coalition hasn't given up on IR change

The Morrison Government remains committed to advancing the changes to the Fair Work Act it abruptly dropped last Thursday, the Attorney-General's Department's head told a Senate Estimates hearing today.