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ACTU-led coalition pushes for harassment change

Unions and gender equality activists will push the Morrison Government to move quickly to introduce legal obligations for employers to prevent sexual harassment and assault at work.

Employers seeking minimum wage freezes, delays

Employer bodies are asking the FWC's minimum way panel to freeze minimum rates, limit any rises to CPI or to follow last year's precedent and postpone any increases.


Cash in, Porter out after reshuffle

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has today stripped Christian Porter of his IR and Attorney-General's portfolios and handed them to Senator Michaelia Cash, who has been acting in the roles.

Coalition hasn't given up on IR change

The Morrison Government remains committed to advancing the changes to the Fair Work Act it abruptly dropped last Thursday, the Attorney-General's Department's head told a Senate Estimates hearing today.

PM casts doubt on Porter's future

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is seeking more advice on the status of IR Minister and Attorney-General, Christian Porter, as his government comes under further pressure to act on alleged sexism and harassment in Parliament House.

Nursing union seeking agreed position on aged care wages

The FWC will hold a directions hearing on Friday into an ANMF bid to add the nursing award to an aged care work value case and win more time to negotiate an agreed position with the Morrison Government and employers, as urged by the Aged Care Royal Commission.


Parliament passes pared-back Omnibus Bill

The much-reduced IR omnibus Bill passed Parliament today, after the House of Representatives accepted the Senate's amendments, while the Government has also made regulations for its union demerger legislation.

Stripped-down Bill returns to House on Monday

The Morrison Government has today pushed through the Senate a vastly reduced version of its much-hyped bid to overhaul the Fair Work Act, with changes to casual employment arrangements the only surviving element.