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".
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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".
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".