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Tribunal rejects challenge to BHP vax mandate

Mining unions have failed to convince a senior FWC member that BHP's vaccination mandate breaches the Privacy Act and that it would be reasonable to let workers confirm their inoculation status via the same check-in method they use to enter a pub.

Indian HQ's HR advice invalid: Manager

A compliance manager with the local arm of technology giant Lenovo claims in an adverse action case that after setting her up for failure, its India-based HR director investigated her bullying complaint and came back with a finding that is invalid under Australian law, but the company has dismissed the claims as "meritless".

Potential damage to reputation justifies legal representation: Tribunal

A Queensland IRC full bench has acknowledged the potential for a Together Queensland test case to damage the reputation of the State's director-general of transport and main roads, in a decision granting leave for legal representation by Crown Law, which would engage private barristers.

Tassie says "Canberra can butt out" on religious bias bill

Tasmania's government and NGOs - including unions - have united in opposition to the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill because of provisions that override "gold standard" State anti-discrimination legislation that protects LGBTIQ+ employees in faith-based workplaces.

Unfair to sack worker for flattening pet galah: FWC

An employer unfairly sacked a labourer for running over a pet galah, the FWC has held, rejecting claims that he breached a formal directive not to operate vehicles when Crackers was on the ground.

CommBank "stole" $45m in paid tea breaks: FSU

The FSU is suing the Commonwealth Bank in the Federal Court for allegedly denying retail banking employees 10-minute rest breaks, claiming it owes at least $45 million in backpay to about 3000 workers.