Re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison has stressed the importance of law enforcement in adding IR to the responsibilities of Attorney-General Christian Porter in his new ministry announced yesterday.
The composition and role of the Fair Work Commission "must be re-examined" due to Coalition governments appointing 20 consecutive members from an employer background, according to an internal ACTU report.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said last night that she made an offer to the Opposition to split-off into a separate Bill elements of the "four-yearly review" legislation that enable the FWC to overlook technical and minor errors in agreements, after tribunal president Iain Ross twice wrote asking her to urgently secure its passage.
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has made three new deputy president appointments to the Fair Work Commission - two with a strong resource sector employer background and the third from employer clientele law firm Seyfarth Shaw.
Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM has been announced as the incoming President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, beginning her seven-year term on July 30 in the wake of controversial recent changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.