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Government to attempt "Integrity" Bill revival next week

IR Minister Christian Porter has signalled that the Coalition will launch another attempt to pass its Ensuring Integrity Bill before the end of the year after yesterday's stunning defeat in the Senate.




Bench shaves $48K off CFMMEU penalties over double dip

In a significant ruling on how Fair Work Act breaches are to be assessed, a Federal Court full bench has invoked double jeopardy principles to strip $48,000 off penalties awarded against the CFMMEU and one of its organisers.



Porter optimistic on "integrity" legislation

IR Minister Christian Porter is confident that a "sensible compromise" with Senate crossbenchers will win their support to pass the "Ensuring Integrity" Bill.

Employers push back on wage theft criminalisation

Australia's two largest employer groups have rejected the Morrison Government's in-principle commitment to introduce criminal offences for the worst cases of underpayment.

Victoria introduces industrial manslaughter laws

Victorian Attorney-General and workplace safety minister Jill Hennessy says that new legislation to create a criminal offence of industrial manslaughter could extend to some workplace-linked suicides and to diseases such as silicosis.