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Department's failure to use HR experts led to unfair sacking: FWC

The Victorian Department of Parliamentary Services' failure to utilise its HR expertise has contributed to a finding that it unfairly sacked a senior electoral officer on the basis that he lost the trust and confidence of the Labor candidate he served.

Pay equity settlement "to ripple across the nation": Union

As more than 18,000 NSW public school administrative and support staff vote on a settlement to their gender equity claim said to boost annual pay by up to $13,500, the PSA and Department of Education are nutting out the degree to which they will jointly acknowledge the gender element.


Court rejects $120K overtime claim based on "merged" jobs

A council employee who worked back-to-back shifts alternating as a fitness instructor and customer service officer at a health centre has failed to establish an overtime claim based on cumulative hours when both jobs "merged".

High Court ruling to constrain expression of political views: Academics

Academics are warning of a "chilling effect" on the ability of public servants to express their political views, following today's High Court finding that a government department lawfully dismissed a public affairs officer over a barrage of highly-critical anonymous tweets.

HR title add-on helps sink council bid for external lawyers

The addition of 'human resources' to an acting health and safety advisor's job title has helped persuade the FWC that a council can rely on its own employees rather than external legal representation to defend an unfair dismissal case.

Government department denied worker natural justice

In a decision probing the practical application of natural justice and procedural fairness principles in a public transport provider's disciplinary process, the FWC has held that it fell short in concluding that a tram driver tried to "wilfully mislead" an investigation.

All half-pay maternity leave doesn't count towards service: Court

The AFP did not discriminate against a police officer seeking to have 32 weeks of half-pay maternity leave count towards her service, the Federal Court finding the relevant agreement's intention was only to cover full-pay periods.