IR Minister Christian Porter has flagged that the IR omnibus legislation to be introduced tomorrow will seek to further extend the workplace flexibilities rolled out as part of the JobKeeper wage subsidy beyond the current sunset of late March.
The Morrison Government's IR omnibus Bill will for the first time introduce a statutory definition of casual work as being employment that is offered without any "firm advance commitment" it will continue indefinitely and follow an agreed pattern of work.
In a move triggered by the CFMMEU's internal war, IR Minister Christian Porter has revealed plans to introduce legislation next week to enable parts of amalgamated unions to de-merge within five years of their nuptials.
IR Minister Christian Porter has flagged that he is looking to change key awards so that permanent part-time employees can agree to work extra hours at their usual rates of pay as required, leading to less reliance on casual work.
In his first ruling on a CFMMEU matter since having his reins pulled by a five-member full Federal Court, Justice John Snaden has resisted "indulging" his doubts about the statutory basis for making the union liable for officials' breaches.
An internal ACTU report says that employers and unions involved in the Morrison Government's IR working groups ended up at loggerheads over proposals to overhaul the award system, but found common cause on using shared data on award pay rates and entitlements.
The FWO has won its first "serious contravention" penalties three years after the provisions were added to the Fair Work Act, a café and its former general manager fined a total of $230,000 on their second visit to court for underpaying workers.