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Flying kangaroo grounds volunteer plan

Qantas has backed down on its controversial call for employees to volunteer for unpaid work over the peak Christmas-New Year travel period.



"Younger cohort" treated favourably, claims HR/IR consultant

A veteran IR and HR consultant is suing the Victorian Hospitals Industrial Association for age discrimination, alleging it caused him to suffer a major depressive disorder and then discriminated against him because of his mental disability.

ABCC receives extra millions as Labor axe hovers

The Morrison Government has pledged to boost the funding of the ABCC, as it seeks to highlight Labor's election pledge to abolish the construction watchdog.

"Inadvertent" underpayments earn tourism operator $168,000 fine

A small coach company that voluntarily repaid two drivers almost $44,000 after admitting underpaying them has been penalised a total of $168,300, despite a judge finding the breaches were a result of "clumsiness and inadvertence" rather than deliberate.



Government moves to contain casual leave ruling

The Coalition government intends to use a new Fair Work regulation to shield employers from "double dipping" where long-term casual employees are deemed to be eligible for leave entitlements.

Westpac manager's technology workaround breached security code

Westpac was entitled to dismiss a premium client manager for putting customer service ahead of protecting their personal information when he loaned his allegedly troublesome work phone to a visiting relative and used his private Gmail account as a workaround for the bank's "slow" internal email system, the FWC has found.