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Big win for Turnbull Government on FEG payments

The federal government's efforts to rein in the ballooning costs of its FEG scheme have received a significant boost after an appeal court overturned a ruling that stripped it of priority status in seeking to recover almost $4 million paid to employees of a collapsed company.

Top honour for CEO who locked out workforce

The man who dramatically shut down his airline and locked out tens of thousands of employees has won the top Queen's Birthday honour, while AIMPE president Terry Snee has been recognised for his contribution to IR.

I will not keep my head down: ACTU's McManus

New ACTU secretary Sally McManus has defended her support for unionists to break "unjust laws", arguing the ability to strike is a "human right" and that Australia is out of step with international labour conventions.

Rio Tinto selling mines that featured in epic IR battles

Rio Tinto has agreed to sell its NSW coal interests – including the Coal & Allied operations that were at the centre of the late 1990s battle of the IR "titans" – to Chinese interests for $3.2 billion ($US2.45 billion).

Graeme Watson leaving FWC next month

Tensions in the senior ranks of the FWC have again entered the public domain with the resignation of Vice President Graeme Watson, effective from the end of next month.

Lawler drops court action against Cash

Former FWC Vice President Michael Lawler has dropped Federal Court proceedings against Employment Minister Michaelia Cash over the Heerey inquiry into his conduct.



Combet lays waterfront cards on the table

A mole inside Chris Corrigan's banking syndicate leaked critical information during the 1998 waterfront dispute, according to a new book by former ACTU secretary Greg Combet.

IR only major economic reform that's gone south: Howard

Former Prime Minister John Howard says that of the five big economic reforms Australian governments has implemented over the last 30 years, industrial relations is the only one that has gone backwards.