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NSW Labor to expand IR territory if elected

NSW Labor has laid out its plan to beef up the State's OHS, anti-discrimination and anti-bullying jurisdiction, including by reviving the industrial court and extending access to private sector employees, if it wins Saturday's election.


Labor vows to "harmonise" whistleblower regimes

A federal Labor government would establish a single Whistleblowing Act and protection authority to ensure "companies are held to the same standard as unions", according to the ALP, but IR Minister Kelly O'Dwyer says its planned reward scheme could benefit those involved in misconduct.


Labor pushed to shun "anti-worker" law firms

A future Federal Labor government should not give contracts to "anti-union" law firms, according to an ALP conference resolution pushed by the CFMMEU's Victorian branch.



Multi-employer bargaining not for everyone: Labor

A Federal Labor government will consider allowing multi-employer bargaining, but will focus on low-paid workers such as cleaners and early childhood educators, according to shadow IR minister Brendan O'Connor.