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Australia Post to pay $40,000 for race discrimination

A court has ordered Australia Post to pay $40,000 in compensation for race discrimination to a worker called a "f--king black bastard" by a colleague, but has rejected his claim for aggravated damages.


PC to conduct five-yearly "productivity performance" inquiries

The Federal Government has asked the Productivity Commission to conduct the first of a series of five-yearly inquiries into the nation's productivity performance, but the ACTU says the initiative ignores the "real problems" faced by workers.


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.

Teacher rejects bullying remedy

The FWC has thrown out a teacher's anti-bullying application after he withdrew his acceptance of settlement terms that included relocation to a new workplace and anger management support and sought to re-activate his case.

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.

FAAA grounds elements of reunification plan

The new leadership of the flight attendants' association's domestic and international divisions, voted in at mid-year elections, is proposing to jettison plans to axe the union's divisional structure and move to a single secretary.

Court finds BHP Coal complied with consultation mandate

BHP Coal satisfied consultation obligations in its enterprise agreement after announcing it would shed hundreds of jobs across four central Queensland coal mines in 2014, even though it had already reached a decision to offer voluntary redundancies, the Federal Court has found.