The successor to the ASU's long-time leader in the aviation industry, Linda White, is looking towards innovation in campaigning as unions look to save airline jobs and to protect equal pay funding in the community sector.
Victoria's Andrews Labor Government has opened public consultations into the recommendations of the landmark inquiry into the gig economy workforce, while it has also appointed its first public sector gender equality commissioner.
A tribunal has ordered a former client of IR barrister Tim Donaghey to pay him $3500 for legal advice, while dismissing her $15,000 compensation claim against him for alleged distress, harassment and the exacerbation of a psychiatric injury.
Information Commissioner Angelene Falk has ordered the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to release email communications between its then secretary and former Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd about matters including the APS workplace bargaining policy.
Major corporates are slowly shifting from keeping cases of harassment and inappropriate conduct confidential to an understanding that disclosure helps protect their brands, according to Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins.
Financial services giant AMP Limited's handling of a s-xual harassment complaint has today brought about the resignation of its chair David Murray, while the senior executive at the centre of the allegations has been demoted.
Mourners at today's live-streamed funeral service for John Kovacic heard that the otherwise mild-mannered man who joined the nation's industrial umpire in 2013 became a different character when he attended a rugby league match featuring his beloved Wests Tigers, when referees making adverse rulings were "blind", or "stupid".
The newly-independent South Australian Senator Rex Patrick says he will now focus on job creation through industry policy and value-added manufacturing to help Australia recover from the coronavirus pandemic rather than "tweaking the IR rules" as sought by the Morrison Government.