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Heydon evidence admissible in NUW dismissal case: FWC

The FWC has ruled that the NUW can rely on evidence given to the Heydon Royal Commission by former official Nick Belan in its defence of his unfair dismissal claim, because the Commission is not a court.

ABCC Bill not just about unions: Xenophon

Key crossbench senator Nick Xenophon will push for a security of payments working group in return for supporting the Turnbull Government's legislation to re-establish the ABCC.

FWC GM's probe targets former AWU leader

The Fair Work Commission's new investigation into the AWU's Victorian branch and its former secretary, Cesar Melhem, will extend to the notorious Cleanevent enterprise agreement.

FWC to assess whether Heydon inquiry evidence admissible

The FWC is set to consider whether the NUW can rely on evidence provided to the Heydon Royal Commission to defend an unfair dismissal claim from the brother of former NSW branch secretary Derrick Belan.

CFMEU Victoria legal costs skyrocket

The CFMEU construction and general division's Victorian branch spent $13.1 million on legal costs in the 12 months to the end of last year, up more than five-fold from $2.3 million in 2014.

CFMEU construction leaders returned in most states

Secretaries of the CFMEU's construction and general division have been re-elected unopposed in all but one state, as the leadership and members reject findings and criticism by the Heydon Royal Commission and courts and tribunals.

HSU's Jackson bailed, gives up passport

Former HSU national secretary Kathy Jackson has given up her passport and must continue to reside in her Wombarra home near Sydney after appearing today in Melbourne Magistrates' Court.


Police charge HSU's Jackson

Victorian police have charged former HSU national secretary Kathy Jackson over financial dealings during her time at the union.

FWC won't pursue former CFMEU NSW leaders

The Fair Work Commission will take no further action on a referral from the Heydon Royal Commission concerning ex-CFMEU construction and general division NSW branch secretary Andrew Ferguson and another former official.