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Folau locks in legal team; Rare win for CFMMEU; & more

Barrister Wood to lead Folau case; CFMMEU trespass charges thrown out; Child-unfriendly car helps manager stay under income threshold; FWO recovers $580K for 1000 short-changed workers.

Enforcer appointed as IR portfolio goes west

Re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stressed the importance of law enforcement in adding IR to the responsibilities of Attorney-General Christian Porter in his new ministry announced yesterday.

Ex-MP to review unions' election campaign as critics pile on

Unions today commissioned a post-mortem of their unproductive election campaign after the ACTU leadership of secretary Sally McManus and president Michele O'Neil called an urgent meeting of union secretaries in Melbourne to discuss the wash-up of Labor's shock defeat.

#Metoo constrained by "rich white elite" focus: Academic

A focus on complaints by "affluent white women in elite professions", persistent workplace structures and the legal landscape might be limiting the #MeToo movement's ability to achieve broader change, but "power" is increasingly paying attention, an academic told an IR conference today.

Unwelcome longer commute opens path to redundancy

A veteran bank teller with grandchild caring responsibilities has persuaded the FWC that it would be unreasonable for her position to be relocated to branches requiring extra driving time of 70 minutes each day.

Industry super moving on from ideological "spats": Combet

The industry superannuation sector wants to work with the re-elected Morrison Government rather than engage in past "spats over ideology and politics", according to former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet.

CFMMEU divisions split over Adani

The CFMMEU has split along divisional lines in Queensland over support for the controversial Adani coal mine, with the union's construction division calling on the State government not to be "conned by corporate carpetbaggers".