FWC Deputy President Gerard Boyce removed "inappropriate" female figurines from his Sydney chambers after senior colleagues and others raised concerns about them, while the presence of a "life-size cardboard cut-out" of President Donald Trump was at least "unwise", the tribunal's general manager told a Senate Estimates hearing today.
The Morrison Government is looking to establish a national system of labour hire regulation rather than having "multiple various schemes" across different jurisdictions, Senate Estimates hearings have been told.
The Australian Constructors Association has supported evidence given by ABC Commissioner Nigel Hadgkiss over a hotly-contested claim by Labor Senator Doug Cameron during a Senate Estimates hearing this week.
The ABCC has revealed that another three builders face temporary bans on being allowed to bid for Commonwealth-funded construction projects as the Turnbull Government takes a tougher stance on breaches of the new national construction code.
Young people and overseas workers together lodged more than a third of the 24,103 complaints the Fair Work Ombudsman received during 2013-2014, while the agency's significant online presence continued to grow, with11.7 million visits to its website during the year.
FWC President Iain Ross has this afternoon flatly rejected a suggestion that his involvement in superannuation funds "25 years ago" means he has a conflict of interest in sitting on the expert panel's review of default funds.
The construction watchdog's review of "cold cases" has identified another 14 cases where penalties were agreed through negotiation or discontinued, a Senate Estimates hearing has been told. Meanwhile, the Fair Work Ombudsman has rejected suggestions that it "washes its hands" of 457 visa complaints.