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Ex-union leader to help guide government's workplace strategies

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has recruited another former union heavyweight to help guide the national economic response to COVID-19, appointing ex-AWU national secretary Paul Howes to a newly-badged advisory board with responsibility for IR, workforces and superannuation.



NSW tribunal seeking new member

NSW's Berejiklian Government is seeking expressions of interest for a new member to fill a vacancy left by Nichola Constant's promotion to State IRC Chief Commissioner this year.

Combet signs up as IR advisor to A-G's department

Former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet has taken on a new role as an "expert advisor" on industrial relations in the Attorney-General's Department.



COVID-19 drives unfair dismissal "surge": FWC President

The FWC has asked the Federal Government for extra resources to deal with a coronavirus-driven "surge" in unfair dismissal claims, according to the tribunal's president, who also expects the pandemic will bring about a permanent change in the organisation's operations, with many members and staff to continue working from home.

Combet to advise on coronavirus workplace impact

Attorney-General and IR Minister Christian Porter has appointed former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet as a special government advisor on the coronavirus's impact on Australian workplaces.