A draft Productivity Commission report on the mobility of workers warns against imposing "excessive regulation" that could impede successful employer staffing strategies, such as using FIFO and temporary migrant workers, to secure workers in remote areas.
Part of Victoria Police's case against former HSU national secretary Craig Thomson has fallen over this morning after the Magistrates Court ruled that some of the 220-plus charges could not be pursued under the Victorian Crimes Act.
The NSW IRC has lauded agreements that provided innovative communication and consultative provisions helped to deliver multi-billion-dollar coal port construction projects in Newcastle without industrial disputes and with minimal lost time due to injuries, while an IR academic says the "Hunter model" of collaboration and cooperation deserves "national attention".
In a rare case involving the establishment of an employer's workplace right under an enterprise agreement, the Federal Court has found that the CFMEU mining and energy division took adverse action against BHP Coal by imposing an overtime policy at its Peak Downs mine in Central Queensland.
The Opposition and the Greens are set to combine to secure expanded parliamentary inquiries into the Abbott Government's building and registered organisations bills, despite Senate reports on both being due today.
The Fair Work Commission is reviewing allegations that the TWU used its funds to defeat Queensland state branch secretary Hughie Williams in 2010 and in Flight Attendants Association of Australia and HSU elections.
Toyota Australia is seeking changes to bargaining rules and a lower threshold to halt harmful industrial action, in its initial submission to the Productivity Commission's inquiry into car manufacturing.
Victoria Police invoked The Sound of Music in the Victorian Magistrates Court in Melbourne today as it sought to fend off claims by Craig Thomson that it could not pursue some of its 225 charges against him for alleged unauthorised spending, because they related to alleged conduct when he was interstate.
A driver who last year won $25,000 in an adverse action case against Australia Post has failed to convince the Federal Circuit Court that the corporation breached the general protections laws a second time when it didn't re-employ him during a later recruitment round.