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NSW pay freeze thaws but cap revived

The Berejiklian Coalition Government will relax its COVID-19 public sector wage freeze from July 1, moving back to the former 2.5%-a-year cap, and introduce paid leave for workers who suffer a stillbirth or miscarriage.


BHP's gender balance target discriminatory: Male executive

A former US-based BHP Billiton executive is seeking compensation and damages because it failed to appoint him to four job openings, alleging the positions went to women "clearly less qualified than him."

Corruption watchdog issues warning on gendered hiring

A report probing Queensland Police's use of discriminatory recruitment practices to prevent engagement of more meritorious males, to meet a 50% gender equity target, is a lesson in organisational culture and corruption risks, says the State's corruption commission.

Sacked for "he, she, they, whatever" complaint, worker claims

A clinician who complained of disregard for a transgender client's personal pronouns is suing a Headspace counselling service for allegedly putting them on administrative tasks and sacking them for exercising their workplace rights.

Respect@Work legislative changes imminent: Cash

The Morrison Government has confirmed that by the end of the month it will release legislative changes flowing from its Respect@Work response, which will include amendments to the Fair Work Act, while a new Human Rights Commission report released today recommends that company boards take over primary responsibility and accountability from HR and chief executives for preventing sexual harassment.

Post-sacking conduct didn't make separation valid: Bench

FWC Deputy President Gerard Boyce has again run afoul of a tribunal bench, which has reminded him that conduct months after a dismissal cannot be considered when deciding whether an employer has a valid reason.


Urgent need for paid vax leave for care workers: ACTU

ACTU leader Sally McManus has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison seeking four days paid leave and travel time to facilitate the rapid inoculation of the largely-unvaccinated private sector aged and disability care workforce.

"Sacked for seeking pay rise": Telstra manager

A former Telstra marketing manager who claims he was helping the telco drive its expansion into the gas and electricity retail market is suing it for more than $550,000 in an adverse action case alleging it sacked him for seeking a pay rise.