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$1.5m payout for political activities discrimination

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.

Tribunal rejects restraint bid in bullying case

The FWC has refused to take the "extraordinary step" of temporarily restraining an employer from appointing an employee to fill the role of an allegedly bullied worker.



Redeployment chances unfairly compromised by seniority: FWC

A scientist whose seniority weighed against her in competing for internal vacancies at one of Australia's leading cancer institutes has been awarded 5.4 weeks' pay after the FWC found insufficient efforts were made at redeployment before her position was terminated.

Union slams enforceable undertaking as "no deterrent"

The ETU has expressed outrage at an FWO enforceable undertaking requiring a company to donate $50,000 to a migrant community charity and overhaul its recruitment practices after workers from the Philippines were threatened with dismissal if they joined a union.

ALP seeks to end "unconscious bias" in recruitment

A Shorten Labor Government would introduce an "anonymous CV" regime for all federal public service graduate and entry-level positions, in a bid to eliminate unconscious gender bias in assessment of job applications.


Report calls for overhaul of APS recruitment regime

A Turnbull Government review is calling for legislative change to overhaul "ineffective" recruitment practices and boost gender equality in the Australian Public Service, but the CPSU has criticised it for missing an opportunity to drive positive change.

Age not the issue in YMCA refusal to appoint worker: Tribunal

A tribunal has backed a decision by YMCA NSW to not appoint a man in his fifties as a senior pool lifeguard after he referred, during his interview, to physically touching and wrestling troubled young men he was counselling.