A fly-in, fly-out employee can claim workers' compensation for injuries a violent co-worker inflicted outside working hours at a BHP Billiton mining town's pub, because he was there due to his job, a full Federal Court has ruled.
A Queensland parliamentary inquiry will consider licensing and registration of labour hire companies as the state becomes the third jurisdiction to launch investigations into allegations of sham contracting and abuses of visa workers by labour suppliers.
As Parliament prepares to rise for the year, the Turnbull Government has introduced legislation containing the provisions removed from the Fair Work Act amending legislation that came into effect last week.
A partner at Keddies Lawyers, a former leading workers' compensation firm accused of gross overcharging of clients, has been granted a barrister's practising certificate, despite staunch opposition from the NSW Bar Association.
False evidence charges for Cbus employees; Unions target rural MPs and crossbenchers on penalty rates; Surgeons' action plan aims to reduce discrimination, bullying; Victoria backs family violence education program in workplaces; and Essendon to admit supplements program breached safety laws.