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ROC to appeal AWU raids ruling

The Registered Organisations Commission says it will challenge today's Federal Court decision to quash and invalidate its investigation into past donations by the AWU.

Union, employers at loggerheads over "lockout" threat

The union representing teachers and support staff in Queensland's Catholic schools is accusing employers of being the first in Australia to threaten a lock-out in the sector, but the QCEC claims it is untrue as it is seeking the "exact opposite".

Employers say rising worker activism a revenue risk; & more

Worker activism a risk to revenue, say employers; IR and workforce issues could subvert NDIS; New leader for Queensland peak union body; Correction to Kingston Reid article; FWC roasts Cathay for "selective" evidence; ATO challenging backpacker tax ruling; and Victoria introducing Gender Equality Bill.


Outbursts undermined trust and confidence, FWC rules

The FWC has backed the actions of an aviation services company that kept a security guard on standby as it sacked a long-serving administration worker with a short history of volatile outbursts.


Vale ASU leader David Smith; & more

Vale ASU leader David Smith; Parliamentary library releases digest for "integrity" Bill; Constant appointed acting NSW IRC chief commissioner; DeBoos and Amendola headlining new IR law firm; and Recurrence of anorexia due to work-related stress.

Costs against worker who claimed s-xual harassment

The Federal Court has ordered costs against a CSIRO scientist who falsely accused colleagues of s-xual harassment and discrimination, while also fining the agency for a complaint-handling failure it sought to "trivialise".

Guard's pre-shift beers not a sackable offence

The FWC has reinstated an immigration detention centre officer sacked for consuming alcohol before an unscheduled shift, finding his behaviour fell short of serious misconduct.

Porter releases "integrity" legislation amendments

Unions say the 'integrity" legislation amendments released by IR Minister Christian Porter this afternoon don't limit the "extraordinarily wide range of grounds" for deregistering unions and disqualifying officials, and continue to potentially impose harsh punishment for "simple paperwork mistakes".