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Combet to advise on coronavirus workplace impact

Attorney-General and IR Minister Christian Porter has appointed former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet as a special government advisor on the coronavirus's impact on Australian workplaces.

Umpire's chambers hosted "erotic" figurines, life-size Trump cut-out

FWC Deputy President Gerard Boyce removed "inappropriate" female figurines from his Sydney chambers after senior colleagues and others raised concerns about them, while the presence of a "life-size cardboard cut-out" of President Donald Trump was at least "unwise", the tribunal's general manager told a Senate Estimates hearing today.

Appointments looming for FWC expert panel

The Morrison Government is expected to soon make long-delayed appointments to the FWC's expert panel, ahead of the annual wage review picking up steam.

Opposition unimpressed by NSW IRC appointment

The NSW Opposition has refused to welcome the promotion of Nichola Constant to the chief commissioner's role at the State IRC, saying the Berejiklian Government has missed a chance to appoint an outstanding candidate with strong IR credentials.

MUA operating on our turf, says ABCC

The ABCC, in opposing entry permits for CFMMEU maritime division leaders, is relying on the view that they fall within its jurisdiction because they are officials of a "building association".


Vale Bryan Noakes

One of Australia’s leading employer advocates both nationally and internationally, Bryan Noakes, died on Tuesday at the age of 89 after years of ill-health.

"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.

Vale, Richard Tracey

Prominent former Federal Court industrial judge Richard Tracey has died of cancer, aged 71.

NSW barristers Chin and Raper take silk

Employment and IR specialists David Chin and Elizabeth Raper are among 21 barristers promoted to the ranks of senior counsel in NSW on Friday.