Queensland's IR minister says an anomaly in the State's long service legislation needs to be fixed, after a court rejected her challenge to a ruling that denied payment to a worker dismissed just weeks before he reached the critical 10-year service threshold.
Queensland's Palaszczuk Government is seeking submissions on a proposed six-hour Christmas Eve public holiday, with employers arguing that it will make the State's businesses less competitive than their interstate and overseas competitors.
A tribunal has ordered a health service to reinstate the chair of its credentialing committee dismissed for his role in appointing to an obstetrics job a recovering alcoholic suspected of falling off the wagon at work, rejecting as "absolute codswallop" its claim that the chair now poses a danger to the public.
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Former Queensland assistant health minister Dr Chris Davis has won more than $1.4 million in compensation after a tribunal held that a health service's discriminatory decision to deny him a job because of his political activities and beliefs forced him into early retirement.
A state IR commissioner has recused himself from hearing a high-profile adverse action case after admitting he shouldn't have perused material from the state's anti-corruption body that contradicted other evidence, before he considered admitting it.