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Porter's department unchanged after restructure; and more

A-G's Department unchanged after restructure; National accounts show productivity drop; Restoring wage growth better than tax cuts; Life sentences possible under NT industrial manslaughter laws; Post-dismissal knowledge justified sacking, says FWC.


Bench orders retrial in charity's adverse action case

A full Federal Court has expressed "regret" in ordering the retrial of five-year-old claims by the Queensland Nurses' Union that Red Cross dismissed one of its members for participating in protected industrial action.

Folau settles workplace religious discrimination case

Representative rugby player Israel Folau will not be proceeding with his unlawful dismissal claim against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs under the Fair Work Act, after the parties settled the matter today.

Not courts' job to "promote" class actions: High Court

In a judgment further inhibiting IR class actions reliant on litigation funders, the High Court has quashed two decisions that affirmed the ability of courts to make "common fund orders" to assure potential funders of a sufficient return on investment.


Police commander targeted homos-xual officers: Tribunal

A tribunal has held that a commander discriminated against officers he described as a "close knit friendship group of homos-xual like-minded" police in a complaint of possible drug use, while clearing the NSW Police Force of any discrimination in its handling of the allegations.



Coles worker's adverse action claim to proceed: Bench

A casual Coles employee who worked his last shift in 2014 due to injury has been given the all-clear to pursue a general protections claim after an FWC full bench found he lodged his application within 21 days of his effective dismissal four years later.