With Australia's new federal bullying regime set to take effect next year, the FWC has turned to the UK's national workplace tribunal for its experiences in dealing with bullying and harassment complaints.
Victorian Attorney-General Robert Clark will add his weight to Boral's prosecution of the CFMEU for contempt after the Supreme Court said his interest in protecting the administration of justice was strong enough for him to be joined as a plaintiff.
The CFMEU has seized on a recent auditor general's report as supporting its claims of a multi-billion dollar revenue loss from a "gaping hole" in tax laws designed to stop individuals falsely claiming business status for their work.
In a ruling that Workplace Relations Minister Eric Abetz says is a victory for common sense, the High Court has overturned - by a four-to-two majority - a decision to compensate an employee who was injured while having sex in a motel she was staying in during a two-day work trip to regional NSW.
The Abbott Government will brief unions and employer groups in Canberra tomorrow morning on its legislation to re-establish the ABCC, with the atmosphere likely to be tense after MBA chief executive Wilhelm Harnisch's call last night for the CFMEU to behave "like normal people".
Ashurst Australia consultant Geoffrey Giudice says a recent decision by the National Association of Testing Authorities to withdraw the provision of accreditation for on-site saliva testing undermines a Fair Work Commission full bench's conclusion that there had been significant improvements in oral fluid sampling devices used in workplaces.
In a rare adverse action case involving an independent contractor, the Federal Court has issued a mandatory injunction compelling a building materials supplier to provide concrete haulage work to an owner-driver pending the hearing of his case that his contract was terminated because of his union activity.