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COVID-19 impels greater parental leave flexibility: Porter

The Morrison Government has this morning introduced legislation to permit all parents to take up to 30 days of flexible unpaid parental leave until their child turns two and ensure 12 months of unpaid parental leave is available for families dealing with stillbirths, infant deaths and premature births.


Labor still urging changes to JobKeeper 2.0

The Morrison Government's legislation to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy was introduced into the Senate today, where it is expected to be debated and possibly go to a final vote on Monday.

JobKeeper legislation reveals new onus on employers

The Morrison Government's legislation to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme will require employers to consider whether reductions in working hours have an unfair impact on some employees compared to others subject to the same directions.

Labor swings behind JobKeeper 2.0

The Federal Labor caucus yesterday agreed to pass the Morrison Government's legislation to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy from late September to March 2021, even if its amendments are not accepted.


JobKeeper 2.0 to rein in flexibility for robust employers

The Morrison Government's legislation to extend the JobKeeper wage subsidy scales back on the Coalition push to give employers workplace flexibility even if they no longer receive the wage subsidy.

Court backs FWO's power to delve into past

In a significant decision on FWO investigative powers under recent laws stiffening protections for vulnerable workers, the Federal Court has rejected a franchisor's bid to have declared void a notice to produce documents created before the legislation came into force.

ACTU lament as employers, government toast High Court leave case win

ACTU secretary Sally McManus has called for legislative changes to lock in 10 days paid personal leave each year for all employees regardless of hours worked, following a High Court decision today she claims blows a "massive" hole in the nation's defences against COVID-19.

Senator's shift could stymie Coalition's IR changes

The newly-independent South Australian Senator Rex Patrick says he will now focus on job creation through industry policy and value-added manufacturing to help Australia recover from the coronavirus pandemic rather than "tweaking the IR rules" as sought by the Morrison Government.