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FWC extends protected action period for Queensland Catholic school teachers

The FWC has granted the Independent Education Union an additional 30 days to coordinate protected industrial action across more than 170 Queensland Catholic schools, after rejecting an employer proposal to limit the period to just 14 days following school holidays.

CFMEU Queensland leader departs

The CFMEU's CG&E division has confirmed that its national and Queensland president, David Hanna, has left the union but has declined to explain his departure.


Lawyer fails to halt disciplinary action, despite "unfortunate" email

A lawyer who is facing disciplinary proceedings for allegedly making dishonest statements to a prospective employer has failed to have her case struck out, despite receiving an "unfortunate" email from the Legal Services Commissioner suggesting her case had been discharged.

Queensland IR bill passes minutes before midnight

Queensland's Parliament just before midnight last night passed the Palaszczuk Government's IR legislation, which it claims will remove key elements of the "LNP's wrecking ball changes".

Queensland makes IR change a priority, announces review

The Queensland Labor Government has earmarked the IR reforms it took to the recent state election as a legislative priority and announced a wide-ranging review of the state's IR system by an employer-free panel.


Federal Government defends corporations power reach in High Court

The Federal Government has told the High Court that the Queensland Government's argument against a union challenge to legislation removing Queensland Rail workers from the federal IR system would thwart the operation of the Constitution's corporations power.

Court urges SA parliament to close casuals LSL loophole

A SA Supreme Court full bench has ruled that an employer must pay long service leave to a casual dockhand who worked sporadically for more than 20 years at Port Lincoln Harbour but has also recommended that state parliament urgently fix legislation that reduced his entitlement to almost nothing.

Labor promising to reverse IR change in Queensland

Queenslanders go to the polls on Saturday with the Newman Government sticking to its IR approach and the Labor Opposition promising to reverse many of the changes implemented over the last two years, as well as ending FIFO-only workplaces and establishing a state Productivity Commission.