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Graeme Watson leaving FWC next month

Tensions in the senior ranks of the FWC have again entered the public domain with the resignation of Vice President Graeme Watson, effective from the end of next month.

Inquiry implores Cash to "heal the wounds of division" in APS

A Senate inquiry has urged Public Service Minister Michaelia Cash to intervene in the federal public sector bargaining dispute and soften the "intransigent" Coalition's "brutally hard-line" bargaining policy by relaxing the 2% wages cap and removing the prohibition on backpay, but Government senators have flatly rejected the recommendations.

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.

Minister confirms 17 FWC staff to transfer to ROC

A Registered Organisations Commission with ASIC-style powers and penalties will be established within the FWO, using transferring FWC staff, after the Coalition won crucial support from crossbench senators in exchange for greater protection for whistleblowers.

MPs' staffers cool on "pay freeze" deal

Staffers for Federal MPs are unhappy over a proposed new enterprise agreement, which they say will effectively deliver an 18-month pay freeze.