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Tasmanian IR bill finally gets second reading

Two years after Tasmania's Labor Government came to power, it has finally proceeded with its amendments to the former Liberal Government's IR Act.

IRC transcript goes electronic

Transcript of IRC proceedings will be available faster from September 11, when the Commission and service provider Auscript begin a new electronic delivery strategy.

IRC rules on new meat processing payments

A full bench of the IRC has handed down its decision on the new incentive payment scheme that will end the tally system in the meat processing industry.

Campaign 2000 case on today

The IRC will this morning resume hearing the AiG's application to terminate the bargaining periods of about 70 companies involved in Campaign 2000 in a case that has widespread implications for all pattern bargaining campaigns.

GST's here, but no pressure on wages

Wage increases remain moderate, despite a booming economy and anticipated GST-inspired inflation, according to ABS data released today.

Sugar industry not exempt from living wage increase

A full bench of the Queensland IRC has accepted that the state's cane growers are under great financial pressure, but refused to exempt them from paying their employees this year's $15-a-week living wage increase.

AGC to pay out $80K over flawed victimisation investigation

The NSW IRC in Court Session has slammed Westpac subsidiary AGC for its "seriously flawed" investigation of a manager's alleged victimisation of a female employee and ordered the company to pay him more than $80,000.


Rolling stoppages begin at Fairfax

More than 1,000 Fairfax editorial employees have begun a campaign of protected rolling stoppages, after talks with management earlier this week failed to resolve an enterprise bargaining deadlock.

Democrats maintain opposition to anti-pattern laws

The Democrats have rejected overtures from Workplace Relations Minister Peter Reith to consider some limited legislative changes to discourage industry-wide bargaining and provide for cooling-off periods.