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"Small town" Kiwi climbs every mountain to FWC pinnacle

A mountain-climbing former radiographer who once found a future FWC vice president leading a team of dancing lawyers outside her office has become one of the tribunal's newest senior members.

Member's reasoning on uni sacking "self-evidently flawed": Bench

An FWC member was "clearly wrong" in concluding a university maintenance worker's threatening behaviour that included driving dangerously on campus fell short of that relied upon by his employer for dismissal, a full bench declared in overturning her finding of harshness.

Casual leave challenge hears "it's about the contracts"

The Full Federal Court erred in the landmark Skene decision on casual employees by taking account of "post-contractual conduct" such as rosters, according to the labour hire company involved in the case.

Don't fence us in, Uber tells government inquiry

Uber has warned a Victorian on-demand workforce inquiry against "isolated state-based intervention into workplace laws", while calling for a "holistic" national approach that would allow it to better support drivers without them being deemed employees.

Correction to "have a heart" article

The article published earlier this afternoon on a FWC full bench overturning a decision to strike out an unfair dismissal claim has been corrected, after identifying the wrong member as having made the initial ruling.