Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins in her report of the national inquiry into sexual harassment has recommended the FWC gain new powers to issue orders to halt the conduct, similar to its ability to make anti-bullying orders.
Announcing a parliamentary inquiry today into litigation funding, contingency arrangements and the effect that burgeoning class actions might be having on the economy, Attorney-General Christian Porter has cited NUW concerns about a $5 million payout from which its members received nothing
FWC Deputy President Gerard Boyce removed "inappropriate" female figurines from his Sydney chambers after senior colleagues and others raised concerns about them, while the presence of a "life-size cardboard cut-out" of President Donald Trump was at least "unwise", the tribunal's general manager told a Senate Estimates hearing today.
The NSW Young Liberals have called on the Federal Coalition to establish a three-strike warning system to deal with employers that unintentionally underpay workers and for employees to "bear some of the risk", in a submission warning against "heavy-handed" policies.
The lobby group representing for-profit superannuation funds and fund managers is pushing the Morrison Government to extend the scope of its choice-of-fund legislation to existing or expired workplace agreements.
The nurses union says a plan to let faith-based hospital and aged care providers make discriminatory employment decisions based on religion could affect quality of care, while a teachers' union warns of "unanticipated consequences".