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Slow progress, says AiG in report card on Coalition's first year

The AiG has urged the Federal Government to release the terms of reference for the Productivity Commission's review of the Fair Work regime before next week's first anniversary of its September 2013 election, and said business was becoming "increasingly impatient" with the slow pace of reform.


Former royal commissioner Gyles calls for CFMEU's deregistration

There is no reason why proceedings shouldn't be launched to deregister the CFMEU's construction and general division, according to former Royal Commissioner Roger Gyles, who says NSW's Greiner-Fahey Government should have taken up his recommendation to eradicate one of its former predecessors, the NSW BWIU.

Inquiry not about crushing unions: Royal Commissioner

Former High Court judge Dyson Heydon has told the first sitting of the Coalition Government's royal commission into unions he is heading that its terms of reference are "not hostile to trade unions", while outlining the heavy criminal sanctions that apply to those who breach its rules.


ACTU seeks ban on royal commission leaks

The ACTU has fired the first shot in the royal commission into union corruption, finance and governance by telling the inquiry chief Dyson Heydon that it wants a ban on selective leaking of evidence to the media before hearings.


First Royal Commission hearing next month

The Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption will hold its first hearing next month and Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon will hand his final report to the federal government at the end of the year.


Abbott wants Royal Commission report by end of year

The Abbott Government says it has given former High Court judge Dyson Heydon a broad brief to probe employer behaviour and the role of police in industrial matters in the royal commission announced this afternoon, but the focus of its terms of reference is squarely on union misconduct.