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Don't bet on same result in TAB dismissal cases

Two council workers who were sacked after visiting the same TAB during working hours have met markedly different fates, with one winning his job back and the other losing his unfair dismissal case.

Employer not liable for Christmas party king-hit

A court has ruled that a company did not breach its contractual duty of care for an employee who was injured in an assault during a Christmas party cruise.

Newman to push High Court to adopt new test for trading corporation

The Queensland Government has foreshadowed that it will argue for a new test for what constitutes a trading corporation, when the High Court later this year hears a union bid to ensure Queensland Rail workers remain covered by the Fair Work Act despite the state government's de-corporatisation of the rail authority.


Three of dead insulation installers not trained, inquiry told

Three of the four young men who died during the former Labor government’s home insulation rollout had not completed training in ceiling insulation installation, the royal commission into the stimulus program has heard, while the head of the inquiry has warned counsel not to cover old ground.

Queensland public service employees get pay rise on eve of court challenge

Queensland public servants will receive three 2.2% wage increases between now and December 2015, as a result of a Newman Government ministerial directive issued days before the Queensland Supreme Court was due to hear the government's appeal against an Industrial Court ruling on an interim pay increase.

Disciplinary action not in breach of whistleblower laws: IRC

An employee suspended for refusing to work from home while his bullying allegations were investigated has failed in his bid to rely on state whistleblower legislation to secure injunctions against further disciplinary action, including his sacking.

Johns defends FWBC approach to Grocon dispute, as talks set to resume

Fair Work Building and Construction chief executive Leigh Johns has challenged those who say the inspectorate should have intervened in the Grocon Supreme Court proceedings to identify the powers it could have relied upon, while the main players are about to head back for more talks with FWA President, Justice Iain Ross.