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Senior tribunal member rejects ex-lawyer's "blatant bias" claim

A senior FWC member has declined to recuse himself from hearing an unfair dismissal case brought by a disbarred lawyer who accused him of "blatant bias" and having a "sweet little racket" bullying unrepresented workers.

Combet signs up as IR advisor to A-G's department

Former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet has taken on a new role as an "expert advisor" on industrial relations in the Attorney-General's Department.


McManus robo-calls offer pledge on IR change

ACTU secretary Sally McManus will tonight use a "robo-call" to about 500,000 lower and middle-income households to explain the union movement's aims heading into the first of the Morrison Government's IR change discussions tomorrow.


Victoria's new wage theft laws "a waste of money": Porter

Federal IR Minister Christian Porter has described as "ill-conceived" yesterday's passage through Victorian Parliament of a law creating a criminal offence for deliberate underpayment of wages and establishing a state-based wage inspectorate with wide investigative powers.

Think pink for COVID-19 recovery plan: McManus

ACTU secretary Sally McManus has warned against an excessive concentration of taxpayer support on blue-collar jobs in response to what is primarily a "pink recession" caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Union abandons reg challenge; Delay wage theft law: AiG; & more

Court finding on notice period change shredded; Call to halt wage theft law until working party concludes; Industry super paper concedes employees might bear costs of super rises; and $15K for academic in "labyrinthine" case.

Porter to restore seven-day access period

The Morrison Government is set to withdraw a regulation that cut the minimum notice period that employers have to give employees of proposed changes to enterprise agreements from seven days to one day.