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Government won't stop company's FEG restructure: Porter

IR Minister Christian Porter has confirmed he will not intervene in an ASX-listed company's bid to restructure in a way that relies on the Fair Entitlements Guarantee scheme to pay redundancy entitlements, saying many more will lose jobs without it.

Successful appeal revives ROC pursuit of union over donations

A full Federal Court has cleared the way for ROC to recommence probing historic AWU donations to GetUp! and ALP campaigns, holding it did not need to suspect breaches of financial probity in order to have reasonable grounds.

Porter vows to continue as Cabinet Minister

Attorney-General and IR Minister Christian Porter insists he will stay on in Federal Cabinet and won't let the Four Corners report alleging inappropriate behaviour become a "massive distraction".

Porter rejects Four Corners allegations

Attorney-General and IR Minister Christian Porter is attempting to stare down allegations of inappropriate conduct, as he prepares to oversee crucial legislation to change workplace laws and to introduce a national anti-corruption agency.

Treasury seeks to calm fears over JobMaker "bias"

Treasury officials have sought to reassure senators that if employers recruit and engage young workers under the Morrison Government's $4 billion JobMaker hiring credit scheme, they won't breach the Age Discrimination Act.


Labor's questions divert ROC's attention

The Registered Organisations Commission has spent up to 42% of its recent work time responding to questions on notice from Labor's Senator Kimberley Kitching, according to one of its senior officers.

Hanson senator a threat to IR bill

Pauline Hanson's One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts has warned that his longstanding concerns over the treatment of casual coal mining workers could influence his vote on the Morrison Government's forthcoming IR Bill.

"Tight", but IR Bill due before Parliament this year

IR Minister Christian Porter has been in possession of a "working draft" of the planned IR omnibus legislation since last Wednesday, ahead of plans to introduce it to Parliament before Christmas, departmental officials confirmed today.