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Melhem trial avoided as former AWU secretary admits breaches

Victorian State Labor MP and former AWU leader Cesar Melhem has agreed to admit eight civil breaches of the law covering union memberships, avoiding a scheduled 12-day trial due to begin tomorrow in the Federal Court.

AWU-ROC deal avoids long trial

The AWU has made a formal agreement with the Registered Organisation Commission over its civil prosecution alleging breaches of the law that regulates union membership matters.

Whistleblowers broke the code, says CFMMEU

The CFMMEU's code of conduct requiring officers to "publicly defend" colleagues, refrain from casting aspersions and deal with all concerns internally forms the basis of the union's defence in a court case involving two former organisers who claim they were ousted for whistleblowing in a media interview.

ROC expects to hear more from whistleblowers in 2019

The Registered Organisations Commission believes that whistleblower disclosures will increasingly underpin its work from next year as it steps up efforts to encourage unions and employer bodies to establish "speak up" cultures.


Court to rule whether FWC captured by Royal Commissions Act

Sacked NUW NSW official Nick Belan has today continued his challenge to the FWC's ability to rely on evidence given to royal commissions, urging a full Federal Court to treat the tribunal like a court and find that it should not have been able to uphold his sacking on the basis of admissions made in 2015.

Imprisonment for former union leader

Former NUW NSW branch secretary Derrick Belan has been sentenced to four years' jail on 60 charges that involved more than $650,000 of union funds, including personal spending on a tattoo, Botox treatments, holidays and a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

ROC starts investigation into CFMEU card use, loans

The Registered Organisations Commission has launched a formal investigation into credit card use and loans possibly paid by the CFMEU mining and energy division's Queensland district to its officials.

New FAAA secretary leads fight against unfair sacking claims

The Flight Attendants Association national divisional council has appointed Shane Scanlon as secretary, while the union presses jurisdictional objections against unfair dismissal claims brought by its former leader Andrew Staniforth and member support manager Carolyn Summers.

FAAA secretary dismissed for gross misbehaviour

The Flight Attendants Association national divisional council has dismissed secretary Andrew Staniforth for gross misbehaviour and neglect of duty, amid a bruising dispute which has taken its toll on all parties.