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Labor resolves to back de-merger legislation

Labor's caucus has agreed today to support the Morrison Government's legislation to make it easier for unions to de-merge, which will enable the CFMMEU's mining and energy division to depart next year.

$20K personal fine for regular ABCC target

A "recidivist" Tasmanian CFMMEU official whose belligerence has cost the union almost $500,000 in fines is finally off the ABCC's hit list, after a court ruled he should personally pay a $20,000 penalty for the latest of his entry breaches, which stretch back to 2015.


Bill seeks to extend JobKeeper flexibilities

IR Minister Christian Porter has flagged that the IR omnibus legislation to be introduced tomorrow will seek to further extend the workplace flexibilities rolled out as part of the JobKeeper wage subsidy beyond the current sunset of late March.

IR Bill waves bigger stick for underpaying employers

The Morrison Government's IR reform bill will introduce jail terms of up to four years for the worst underpayments and a new way of setting fines for big business, where penalties will be based on a multiple of two or three times the benefit obtained or a $666,600 fine.

TWU pursuing Uber over compensation for delivery rider's family

In what the TWU expects will prove a landmark case on gig workers' rights, the union is underwriting a compensation claim against Uber on behalf of the widow and child of a rider killed while delivering food in Sydney in September.


Listed investment company threatened $250K pay cut, sack: Manager

An ASX-listed investment company's portfolio manager who is pursuing anti-bullying orders in the FWC is now accusing it in a Federal Circuit Court case of taking adverse action by slashing his expected income by $250,000 and threatening to sack him.

Deloitte partner puts age discrimination laws to the test

A Deloitte auditor has told a court that the company did not reveal an alleged policy requiring partners to retire after turning 62 when it in 2014 "induced" him to leave a secure position at the age of 58.