The Fair Work Commission is consulting with the Federal Government, staff and stakeholders to develop the second phase of its Future Directions strategy, after fully implementing the 25 initiatives announced as part of the first phase.
The Federal Government's restrictions on federal agencies advertising to fill vacant positions are "intrusive" and could lead to "unpredictable impacts on the capability of the APS" if maintained for too long, Australian Public Service Commissioner Stephen Sedgwick has warned.
The FWC is seeking feedback by Thursday on a 13-page draft form to be completed by workers who claim they have been bullied, which provides them the option of ticking a box for up to six remedies, while also giving them the chance to propose their own solution.
A tribunal has ruled that Victoria Police's crackdown on officers sporting beards does not breach discrimination laws because it is authorised by the state's Police Regulation Act, despite one leading senior constable claiming that the new policy forced him to sport a 1970s "porn moustache".
Sydney Institute executive director Dr Gerard Henderson says Tony Abbott should wind the Coalition policy clock back 30 years and adopt John Howard's plans to tackle the "soft end of union power" in the small to medium business sector, in a new analysis commissioned by the Minerals Council.
The Federal Court has ordered an accountant to pay $476,000 in damages for sexual harassment, rejecting his argument that the relevant laws didn't extend to him as a contractor and that corridors and areas near lifts should not be counted as part of a "workplace".
A Fair Work Commission full bench has ruled that there is nothing in the Fair Work Act that prohibits discriminatory industrial action, and has quashed orders stopping NTEU work bans that affected overseas students only.