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FWC bench within rights to halt reinstatement: Full court

A 64-year-old BlueScope worker sacked for mishandling a 13-tonne coil has failed to win his job back, after a full Federal Court majority found a FWC bench did not go beyond its powers to halt his reinstatement.

Former staffer indicates Reynolds paid damages

The Defence Minister's former staffer who alleged a colleague raped her in the workplace appears to have won a damages payout to settle her claim over Minister Reynolds' recent "lying cow" comment.

High Court timetables Personnel Contracting, Ridd cases

The High Court is likely to hear the Personnel Contracting/ZG Operations and Ridd cases in the second half of the year, after setting timetables for submissions to be completed by early June.

Cash capable of shepherding IR Bill: Morrison

The Morrison Government has indicated it will push ahead with the Omnibus Bill in the Senate next week despite the expected absence of its architect, IR Minister and Attorney-General Christian Porter.

Jenkins differs from AFP on duty to report; & more

Jenkins differs from AFP on duty to report assaults; Victoria to consult on new harassment reporting duty; Grattan calls for inquiry into care industry pay; and Blowout in gender pay gap over 15 years, says ACTU.

Employsure preying on "unsuspecting clients": Advisor

A former Employsure client experience specialist who claims his colleagues bullied him over his criminal past is accusing the employment advisor of "unscrupulous" and misleading sales tactics in an adverse action case seeking compensation for reputational and financial loss.


Lyme disease claim no basis to reject masks, says ABC

The ABC says it is refusing to roster a make-up artist who claims she cannot wear a mask due to Lyme disease, because her insistence on instead donning a face shield puts presenters at risk and it does not accept her actions are the manifestation of a disability.

Redundancy about rating, not union links: Opera Australia

A veteran musician accusing Opera Australia of using the pandemic as an excuse to weed out union activists was selected for redundancy after a panel of "experienced employees" ranked him below its orchestra's two other oboe players, according to the company's Federal Circuit Court response.

Deloitte concedes expectation of retirement at 62

Deloitte in defending an auditor's age discrimination case admits telling him it expects partners to retire once they turn 62 but claims he has suffered no loss given he has chosen to stay on.