FWC issues take home pay order to make up $2 an hour shortfall; AHRC widens pregnancy discrimination review to encompass employers; Parliamentary library releases 457 visa guide for employers and visa holders; Government announces home insulation Royal Commission; and Peak bodies to build skills development and employment in PNG and Pacific.
The Coalition will target Labor's right of entry and greenfields bargaining laws in its first tranche of changes to the Fair Work Act, which it will introduce early next year, Employment Minister Eric Abetz announced this morning.
* Walkout revs up Holden redundancy dispute * FWC modern award review nearing completion * Butler contender for Griffith? * Federal Court gives employee green light to pursue US entity over unpaid entitlements * Private sector pay growth nearing record lows: ABS
The re-established ABCC will have significantly broader powers than its 2005 incarnation, under legislation introduced by the Abbott Government this morning that extends its reach into offshore construction, the transport and supply of goods to building sites, and picketing.
A new watchdog with ASIC-based powers will enforce more onerous disclosure and accountability requirements on registered organisations, which will also face tougher penalties - including jail terms - under one of two IR bills introduced today by the Abbott Government.
Fair Work President Justice Iain Ross will no longer have to front up every time the Senate holds Estimates hearings in Canberra, with the Senate this afternoon adopting a Labor motion that he only appear if the relevant committee requests him to.
Former Fair Pay Commission head - and Howard Government appointee - Professor Ian Harper has rebuffed a claim by Tony Abbott's new business advisory council chair Dr Maurice Newman that Australia's minimum wage is too high relative to other countries.