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Nonsensical to sack pregnant worker on JobKeeper: FWC

A non-profit sporting club has been ordered to pay $9750 compensation to a fitness instructor sacked while on JobKeeper after declining shifts because of the suspension of the club's child-minding facilities due to COVID-19.


PM casts doubt on Porter's future

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is seeking more advice on the status of IR Minister and Attorney-General, Christian Porter, as his government comes under further pressure to act on alleged sexism and harassment in Parliament House.

Morrison Government set to appoint Mirabella, O'Neill to FWC

The Morrison Government is preparing to make about five appointments to the workplace tribunal, including former Liberal frontbencher and Gina Rinehart advisor Sophie Mirabella and FWC general manager Bernadette O'Neill.

Nursing union seeking agreed position on aged care wages

The FWC will hold a directions hearing on Friday into an ANMF bid to add the nursing award to an aged care work value case and win more time to negotiate an agreed position with the Morrison Government and employers, as urged by the Aged Care Royal Commission.


FWC directs Woolies to shift bullied worker to fresh role

Woolworths has a week to respond to draft orders requiring it to relocate a bullied night filler to its online team, after the FWC factored in her own disrespectful behaviour in finding some risk she will be bullied in the future.

Qantas restraint case won't call Australia home

The NSW Supreme Court has thrown out a Qantas bid for an "anti-anti-suit" injunction to enable a hearing in Australia of its bid to enforce restraints in the employment contract of a former overseas-based executive who has moved to a senior role at rival Virgin.

Parliament passes pared-back Omnibus Bill

The much-reduced IR omnibus Bill passed Parliament today, after the House of Representatives accepted the Senate's amendments, while the Government has also made regulations for its union demerger legislation.

Constitutional challenge to Omnibus casual provisions?

The law firm behind a swathe of class actions challenging the alleged misclassification of casuals says it is taking advice from senior counsel on a High Court challenge to the Morrison Government's retrospective answer to multimillion-dollar permanent entitlements claims.