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Wage stagnation threatening economy, warns former Treasurer

Suppressed wage growth and rising inequality pose a threat to both Australia's economy and its political stability, according to former Labor treasurer Wayne Swan, who used a party-sponsored conference on the weekend to confirm that his personal economic settings had been "moved to the left" by the GFC.



Australia Day honours for Gillard, Knott, Johns

Former workplace relations minister and prime minister Julia Gillard, AMMA chief executive Steve Knott, FWC member Leigh Johns, and NSW public servant Peter Riordan have been recognised for the contributions to IR in the Australia Day Honours.

Graeme Watson leaving FWC next month

Tensions in the senior ranks of the FWC have again entered the public domain with the resignation of Vice President Graeme Watson, effective from the end of next month.


Curtain comes down on RSRT

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal will officially cease operating tomorrow after Governor-General rapidly gave Royal Assent to legislation for its abolition that passed Federal Parliament on Monday.


Plan to abolish RSRT moves into fast lane

The Turnbull Government now intends to immediately introduce legislation to scrap the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal when the Federal Parliament resumes next week.

Road freight interests pushing Cash to delay RSRO

Road freight industry association NatRoad will tomorrow ask Employment Minister Michaelia Cash to intervene in an application to delay the start in April of a Road Safety Remuneration Order which it says could create a two-tiered payment system that discriminates against owner drivers.