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Turnbull Government pledges to axe RSRT

The Turnbull Government has unveiled a two-step strategy to neuter and then abolish the Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal.

RSRT calls for prompt submissions on TWU rates proposal

A Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal full bench has given parties until 4pm today to make submissions on a TWU compromise proposal that accedes to a six-month delay for the contractor driver minimum rates order but maintains a 30-day maximum payment window.

RSRT forges ahead with Easter hearings

The Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal is set to go ahead with hearings over the Easter weekend on whether to delay its contractor driver minimum rates order, despite opposition from the Federal Government.

RSRT to hear stay bid next week

A Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal full bench will next Tuesday hear four separate applications seeking to delay the start-date of the contractor driver minimum payments order and challenging the likelihood of it improving road safety.

Distribution contractors not employees: Court

Two retired contractors engaged for more than a decade to distribute material for a printing company have failed to convince a court that they were employees and should have been paid an award's hourly rate.



Court rejects "dogsbody's" claim that Palmer promised $1m salary

Queensland's Supreme Court has dismissed an accountant's claim that Clive Palmer verbally offered to pay him a $1 million annual salary for five years, finding instead that the accountant was correctly paid the $100,000 (later $150,000) a year agreed in written employment contracts.

Lingerie store breaches adverse action laws

A lingerie store manager allegedly labelled a "sl-t" after refusing the s-xual advances of a director at a work function was exposed to unlawful adverse action when the company refused to re-employ her, the Federal Circuit Court has found.

Court restrains doctor from operating in agreed geographic exclusion zone

A medical practice has won an interlocutory injunction to stop one of its doctors working at his newly-established rival practice, after a court accepted it had a strong argument that he breached provisions in a restraint clause barring him from operating within a 10-kilometre exclusion zone.