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Circus fined after 13-year-old acrobat hospitalised

A travelling circus has been ordered to pay $21,000 in fines and costs for failing to obtain mandatory child employment permits for three 13-year-old Chinese nationals recruited to work as acrobats.

FWO teaching universities a lesson

The Fair Work Ombudsman is investigating 14 universities for underpayments as part of its growing focus on compliance by the big end of town.

Court fines labour supplier, contractor for age bias

The Federal Court has today ordered a labour hire company and a contracting company to pay half of a $29,000 discrimination fine to a 70-year-old worker denied a job because of his age.

ABCC wins leave to cross-examine its own witness

The Federal Court will permit the ABCC to cross-examine one of its own witnesses in a bid to prove he relayed information alleging the CFMMEU would block two subcontractors from working on a Melbourne Quarter project site, as they were not members.


Court rebuffs ABCC take on CFMMEU "corrective measures"

The Federal Court has rejected the ABCC's "cynical" view of CFMMEU-commissioned entry rights training for an inexperienced organiser who pushed over a Fulton Hogan manager when pressing to access parts of a Monash Freeway project site in 2017.

No LSL obligation for employees who mostly worked overseas

An appeal court has found that international IT company Infosys had no obligation to pay long service leave to employees who claimed the entitlement after they worked for it in Australia for less than three years but up to a decade in India and elsewhere, finding they didn't meet the "continuous service" threshold under State legislation.

Court reduces shortchanging fine due to lockdown impacts

A court has accepted that it should impose a reduced underpayment penalty on an employer and its director because last year's extended coronavirus lockdown in Melbourne significantly reduced the size and financial resources of the business.

Coles' LSL underpayments go to "very guts" of issue: Magistrate

Coles has avoided millions of dollars in penalties for underpaying Victorian workers after relying on an agreement clause that conflicts with State long service leave laws, leaving a court concerned its "paltry" $50,000 fine sets a poor precedent.

Judge roasts "battleship in full steam" ABCC

The Federal Court has today imposed $100,000 in fines and costs on the CFMMEU and a delegate who stopped work on a construction site due to safety concerns, but has criticised the ABCC for "over-egging" its case and of having "difficulty turning", like "a battleship in full steam" when it learned that the facts had changed.