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NSW pushes for national paid DV leave entitlement

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has urged the Morrison Government to follow the State public sector's lead and introduce 10 days' paid domestic and family violence leave for all workers.

Labor to debate IR platform in March

The ALP will consider its IR platform at a "virtual" national conference in late March next year, possibly just ahead of an early Federal election, while the ACTU's next triennial congress is also likely to go online.

JobKeeper saved "at least" 700,000 jobs: RBA

The JobKeeper program kept "at least" 700,000 workers from joining the ranks of the unemployed in its initial months, according to a new RBA report.


NZ Labour puts industry-wide bargaining on election runway

The New Zealand Labour party has put industry-wide bargaining on the table ahead of next month's national election after pledging to legislate Fair Pay agreements endorsed by former conservative Prime Minister Jim Bolger.

Insecure work a key focus of ALP draft platform

The ALP has produced a draft national platform that pledges to ensure that workers in the gig economy earn a living wage and have access to "the same protections and standards as all Australian workers", while vowing to address the broader challenges of insecure employment.


Morrison pitches Accord 2.0 as Integrity Bill shelved

Industrial Relations Minister Christian Porter will chair five working groups with the aim of producing a "practical reform" of the IR system to help grow jobs as the economy emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coalition seeks best practice models for cooperative IR

Just days after the defeat of the Morrison Government's legislation to further regulate the conduct of employee organisations and their officials, IR Minister Christian Porter has released a discussion paper on cooperative IR that seeks feedback on the role unions can play in fostering harmonious workplace relationships.

"Management in Australia's not very good": Hamberger

One of the architects of the Howard Government's 1996 industrial laws, Jonathan Hamberger, wants to see further change in Australian workplaces, but no longer believes legislation is the key.