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School justified in sacking "extravagant" management family: FWC

The FWC has thrown out the unfair dismissal claims of a family accused of running a private school like they owned it and improperly spending more than $1 million on overseas trips, loan repayments and cash payouts while granting themselves substantial "back pay" and bonuses.



Part-time jobs not "bad": RBA Governor

The RBA's governor has today warned that under-investment in training since the GFC is now starting to bite employers, while he has also criticised the tendency to characterise part-time jobs as "bad".

Commission took proper account of reduced bargaining power: Full court

An FWC member gave due recognition to the reduction of employees' bargaining power that would flow from him acceding to a DP World bid to extend notice for CFMMEU industrial action from three to five days, according to reasons issued by a full Federal Court today.

Make disciplinary process more consistent, FWC urges

In ordering the reinstatement of an "impatient" veteran crane operator sacked after his third safety breach in a year, an FWC member has examined BlueScope Steel's "proactive attitude" to discipline and recommended it negotiate a better process.

Construction union's unity shattered after deputy resigns

The CFMMEU construction and general division's pledge overnight of its "full support" for embattled Victorian branch secretary John Setka has been undercut by the resignation today of his deputy, Shaun Reardon, due to "irreconcilable differences" with his boss.

Porter retains Watson as key advisor

New federal IR Minister Christian Porter has retained former FWC vice president Graeme Watson as his senior IR advisor.

Court rules on job security clause

An employer has failed to establish that a job security clause in a deal rolled out as part of United Voice's Clean Start industry campaign is prohibited, with a court holding that it creates an "absolute obligation" for contract winners to offer jobs to those working under outgoing contracts.