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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.

CFMMEU outcasts awarded $380,000

Two CFMMEU construction division organisers have each been awarded almost $190,000 after a court found the union ousted them for "disloyalty" over their decision to go public with claims that its NSW branch had criminal links.

Transgress again and face removal: Ross to Dean

Fair Work Commission President Iain Ross told IR Minister Michaelia Cash that if Deputy President Lyndall Dean repeated her misconduct when she made contentious anti-vaccination comments in a September decision, it would be time to consider removing her from office.

UWU planning aged care strikes next year

The UWU has resolved to pursue unprecedented protected strikes in aged care next year unless providers improve wages and care hours.

Lessons for all employers in ambulance service report, says VEOHRC

The head of Victoria's Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission has urged all employers to heed the insights gained from the agency's year-long review of the State's ambulance service, which confirmed a workplace culture of "everyday" disrespect and sexism and recommends establishing an internal 'equality and reform' team.

Quotas only way to get workers with disabilities into jobs: Innes

A former anti-discrimination commissioner has told a royal commission that targets are the only way to combat persistently low employment rates for workers with disabilities, ahead of major employers fronting a livestreamed hearing this week.

Inquiry opens today after mysterious abandonment of hearing

Three big unions appear to have pulled out of giving evidence to a Federal parliamentary inquiry that will hear from two unregistered organisations that are signing up workers opposed to workplace vaccination mandates.


Further Respect@Work changes unlikely before election: Opposition

The Attorney-General's Department will open a consultation process in December on six of the outstanding recommendations in Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' landmark Respect@Work report, but the Opposition says the timeline leaves no room for legislation ahead of the federal election, expected by May.

Comcare concludes Boyce investigation

Comcare's chief executive has told a Senate Estimates hearing that her organisation has completed its investigation of FWC member Gerard Boyce's alleged use of fireworks at a tribunal after-hours function.