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AFP acted lawfully during CFMEU raid: Court

The AFP acted lawfully and had reasonable grounds to seize and copy electronic files during last year's raid on CFMEU offices in Brisbane, the Federal Court has found.

FWC acts on Heydon CFMEU referral

The Fair Work Commission's general manager has launched an inquiry into the actions of former leaders of the CFMEU construction and general division's NSW branch, after the Heydon Royal Commission referred the matter to the tribunal.

Coalition to make "corrupting benefits" unlawful

A second-term Turnbull Government will adopt the "overwhelming majority" of the Heydon Royal Commission's recommendations, including outlawing "corrupting benefits" such as those involved in the AWU-Cleanevent deal and giving courts the power to disqualify repeat-offender union officials, Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said today.


Lambie opposed to ABCC Bill

Key senator Jacqui Lambie says she will not support the Turnbull Government's legislation to re-establish the ABCC.

ABCC Bill doesn't address Heydon's union governance focus: Academic

The Turnbull Government is seeking to make a direct link between the Heydon Royal Commission's findings and the ABCC legislation that looks set to be a double-dissolution trigger, but there is no concrete policy connection between the two, according to a leading IR academic.


Unions should learn to live with ROC: Forsyth

RMIT academic Professor Anthony Forsyth has told a forum on the Heydon Royal Commission that he has shifted his position on whether a specialist regulator of unions and employer organisations is justified, and now believes unions should accept the Coalition's proposed Registered Organisations Commission.