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NZ's Fair Pay Agreements "biggest change in decades"

New Zealand's Ardern Labour Government is drafting legislation to overhaul its IR system and introduce occupation and industry-wide bargaining where unions can demonstrate support or it passes a public interest test, but businesses say its "compulsory" nature breaches international law.

Morrison Government responds to Respect@Work

The Morrison Government says it has adopted the 55 recommendations "wholly, in part, or in principle" in Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins' landmark report on sexual harassment.

Labor to revive independent "safe rates" forum

The Federal ALP's platform is set to include a legislated national system of safe rates in the road transport chain, with an "independent body" setting "fair payments and conditions".

ALP conference starts; IR debate tomorrow

The ALP's 2021 special platform conference kicked off this morning, with its leader, Anthony Albanese, pledging improvements for working women, action on the gig economy and a $15 billion manufacturing investment fund.



Labor sets up IR omnibus Bill roadblock

The ALP caucus today resolved to oppose the Morrison Government's Omnibus IR Bill in its entirety, in a major shift from the more cooperative approach taken towards emergency legislation last year at the height of the pandemic.



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.