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No FEG payout for spouse of Muslim husband with second wife

A court has refused a Fair Entitlements Guarantee payment to an estranged spouse who was working for her husband when his business collapsed but claimed her marriage effectively ended after he took a second wife two years ago.


Bid to halt Patrick takeover an abuse of process: Court

A court has dismissed an attempt by six former Patrick Projects employees to win an interlocutory injunction stop its takeover while they sue it and parent company Asciano for allegedly failing to adhere to an employment agreement and deed.


Watchdog drops right of entry prosecution of CFMEU's Collier

The FWBC has discontinued court action against the CFMEU and official Luke Collier over alleged entry breaches at a Sydney apartment development in 2014, conceding its "poor" chance of succeeding after a full Federal Court quashed a similar case.


Employer's conduct threatened "whole fabric" of IR laws: Judge

A contracts manager and a team leader of a construction company that took adverse action against a subcontractor it refused to hire because its enterprise agreement wasn't endorsed by the CFMEU have been fined almost $2,000 each for the part they played in their employer's contraventions.



Tribunal reverses decision to refuse FEG payment

A tribunal has overturned an Employment Department decision to refuse a patent lawyer's Fair Entitlements Guarantee claim after it found there was no "tacit" agreement that his employment was transferred from a company that became insolvent.