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Vale, Richard Tracey

Prominent former Federal Court industrial judge Richard Tracey has died of cancer, aged 71.

NSW barristers Chin and Raper take silk

Employment and IR specialists David Chin and Elizabeth Raper are among 21 barristers promoted to the ranks of senior counsel in NSW on Friday.

Senior Victorian CFMMEU official arrested

Victoria Police has confirmed that the arrest today of a senior CFMMEU official during a raid at his home stems from an investigation into the "alleged provision of materials and labour in exchange for favouring contractors".

Paramedics split from United Voice

The leadership of the union representing Victorian paramedics and ambulance workers has resigned and broken away from United Voice.


New state leaders for MUA

The MUA's two senior national leaders have been re-elected for four-year terms but new chiefs have been voted up in Queensland and Victoria.

Construction union's unity shattered after deputy resigns

The CFMMEU construction and general division's pledge overnight of its "full support" for embattled Victorian branch secretary John Setka has been undercut by the resignation today of his deputy, Shaun Reardon, due to "irreconcilable differences" with his boss.

Porter retains Watson as key advisor

New federal IR Minister Christian Porter has retained former FWC vice president Graeme Watson as his senior IR advisor.

Burke appointed shadow IR Minister

Labor's new shadow IR minister is prominent frontbencher and former SDA organiser Tony Burke, who in his youth won improved pay and conditions for paperboys after threatening to picket a newsagency.

Enforcer appointed as IR portfolio goes west

Re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stressed the importance of law enforcement in adding IR to the responsibilities of Attorney-General Christian Porter in his new ministry announced yesterday.