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No interest in Shorten's links to donations: Cash

Former Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has told the Federal Court that it was "not of interest" to her that alleged union donations she referred to the Registered Organisations Commission involved the Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten.

Employer produced "reconstructed" records: FWO

The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched the first legal action using new reverse onus of proof provisions that require employers to disprove underpayment claims if they have not kept adequate records.

Union watchdog investigating Victorian HSU branch

The HSU's Victorian No 1 branch says a Registered Organisations Commission investigation into claims it cashed-out leave and RDOs to fund a private legal bid refers to secretary Diana Asmar's successful 2014 court action that knocked out two leadership challengers.

Court bites back against 7-Eleven cash-backs

The Federal Circuit Court has fined a former 7-Eleven operator more than $154,000 for using a cash-back scheme to circumvent a biometric payroll system introduced by head office to stamp out underpayments.

Court fines union leader for late financial reports

The Federal Court has fined ANMF WA branch secretary Mark Olson $6,600 for his "laxity" in failing to ensure the union submitted financial reports on time for three years in a row.


ROC responds to apparent whistleblower tip-off

The Registered Organisations Commission is seeking information from the HSU's Victorian No 1 branch, in response to what is alleged to be a protected disclosure from a whistleblower.

Ombudsman renews bid for big fine against MUA

The FWO has launched a challenge to last month's Federal Court order for the MUA to pay a $38,000 fine for a single contravention of the prohibition on unlawful strikes, when the watchdog was seeking $3.6 million for what it says was more than 500 breaches during industrial action against stevedore Hutchison Ports.

Bid to exit RO system "unusual": ROC

The NT Master Builders Association is citing a "heavy compliance burden" for seeking to cancel its status as a registered organisation and shift to a corporate structure, a move the Registered Organisations Commission says is now "very unusual".

Record fine for record-keeping, pay slip breaches

The Federal Circuit Court has imposed a fine if almost $100,000 on a former Caltex franchisee who admitted falsifying wage records for migrant workers, prompting warnings that higher penalties are now possible.