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Government to attempt "Integrity" Bill revival next week

IR Minister Christian Porter has signalled that the Coalition will launch another attempt to pass its Ensuring Integrity Bill before the end of the year after yesterday's stunning defeat in the Senate.



Costs against worker who claimed s-xual harassment

The Federal Court has ordered costs against a CSIRO scientist who falsely accused colleagues of s-xual harassment and discrimination, while also fining the agency for a complaint-handling failure it sought to "trivialise".

Morrison flags 'decluttering' of compliance regime

In a clear indication that the recent rash of underpayment disclosures by large companies has not gone unnoticed, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told a business audience that his government hopes to reduce the current compliance regime's "administrative clutter".

Bench rejects Minister's review of 'discriminatory' deal

An FWC full bench has rejected IR Minister Christian Porter's bid to review an already-approved agreement on the basis that it contains discriminatory terms, while it has allowed changes "entirely disposing" of any lingering ambiguities.

IR not a "zero sum" game: Porter

IR Minister Christian Porter has unveiled a broad workplace reform agenda that includes the laws covering casual employment and unfair dismissal.

ACTU demands voice in "one-sided" IR review

The ACTU is pushing to get a hearing in the Morrison Government's review of the workplace system, arguing that it appears skewed towards big business.


PM pushes for collaborative workplaces

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will ask IR Minister Christian Porter to review the IR system with a view to expunging barriers to "shared gains" for employers and employees, while he has also reiterated the Government's commitment to reintroducing the "ensuring integrity" legislation to target "thugs in militant unions".