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No formal decision yet on appeals panel: Abetz

Employment Minister Eric Abetz says that no formal decision has been made to create an appeal jurisdiction for the Fair Work Commission, despite Prime Minister Tony Abbott flagging his personal support for the plan.

Mother of a mistake no justification for late application

Allowing a late unfair dismissal application because of representative error is less likely to occur where the agent is not professionally qualified, a Fair Work Commission appeal bench has ruled.

Don't change FWC appeal process: Law Council

The Law Council has come out against the Coalition's proposed creation of an independent appeal jurisdiction for the Fair Work Commission, saying the current mechanisms "do not need to be altered".


FWC allows multi-employee adverse action claims

In its first ruling on the issue, the Fair Work Commission has decided that unions can include multiple employees in a single general protections application.


Labour productivity and sound economy underpin 3% wage rise

A positive economic outlook and sustained labour productivity improvement are key factors in yesterday's Fair Work Commission's decision to award a 3% increase to award rates of pay, with the minimum wage panel again advising employer groups that they need to introduce more rigour to their surveys if they are to have any influence on the tribunal's deliberations.

Ross to push on with super review

Fair Work Commission President Iain Ross has vowed to stick with the timetable he set down for the review of default superannuation funds.

FSC seeks urgent clarification from Ross on super panel

The Financial Services Council has demanded that Fair Work Commission President Iain Ross clarify two legal points before its challenge to the default superannuation review is heard by the Federal Court on Friday.