The Coalition's "ensuring integrity" legislation passed the lower house late yesterday afternoon, after IR Minister Christian Porter sought to "correct the record" on claims put by opponents of the Bill.
Bargained private sector pay rises remained below 3% in the March quarter, but the number of employees covered in the period rebounded to near-record levels, according to new Attorney-General's Department data released today.
Melbourne train commuters could soon face significant disruption after RTBU members endorsed taking protected industrial action against the metropolitan area's privatised passenger rail operator, Metro Trains.
An academic who is accusing Murdoch University of adverse action in retaliation for alleged public interest disclosures about international student admissions has failed to convince the Federal Court to make a "blanket order" allowing the "free flow" of information that might otherwise risk imprisonment.
New Labor senator Tim Ayres in his first speech to Parliament has defended unions as "a public good" in the face of recent "attacks" and lauded the United Voice-NUW merger as crucial in renewing private sector union capacity.