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Corrupt former HSU leader Jackson avoids jail

A Victorian County Court judge has held that former HSU official Kathy Jackson "selfishly" misused about $103,000 in union funds, but has handed down a wholly-suspended two-year jail sentence.

Porter vows to continue as Cabinet Minister

Attorney-General and IR Minister Christian Porter insists he will stay on in Federal Cabinet and won't let the Four Corners report alleging inappropriate behaviour become a "massive distraction".

Give tribunal stronger arbitration powers: Giudice

The former head of the federal workplace tribunal has called for a “cautious expansion” of the Fair Work Commission’s arbitration powers and the reinstatement of judicial status for senior members.

Porter rejects Four Corners allegations

Attorney-General and IR Minister Christian Porter is attempting to stare down allegations of inappropriate conduct, as he prepares to oversee crucial legislation to change workplace laws and to introduce a national anti-corruption agency.

Sacked organiser might still seek to oust O'Connor

A sacked CFMMEU manufacturing division organiser who claims former national and current divisional secretary Michael O'Connor ousted him for secretly planning to run against him as divisional branch secretary could still run against him in delayed union elections.



Labor's questions divert ROC's attention

The Registered Organisations Commission has spent up to 42% of its recent work time responding to questions on notice from Labor's Senator Kimberley Kitching, according to one of its senior officers.

HSU "whistleblower" Jackson pleads guilty to deception

Former HSU national secretary Kathy Jackson faces a pre-sentencing hearing on November 17 after this week pleading guilty in the Victorian County Court to two charges of obtaining a financial advantage of deception.