Former Queensland assistant health minister Dr Chris Davis has won more than $1.4 million in compensation after a tribunal held that a health service's discriminatory decision to deny him a job because of his political activities and beliefs forced him into early retirement.
A fire brigade captain and former HR manager who appeared in a campaign pamphlet for a candidate in last year's NSW election was not victimised when his employer reprimanded him, the NSW IRC has found.
A full bench of the Federal Court has roughly halved the compensation awarded to a married couple who were prevented from working for Skilled Group's Offshore Marine Services, after the MUA appealed the way the payout was assessed.
A union organiser has failed to convince a court that a HSU branch sacked her because she had failed to join a preferred Labor Party faction or because of presumption that she was a lesbian or bis-xual.
The Federal Court has fined the CFMEU's mining and energy division $45,000 for taking adverse action against a former Pilbara organiser after the AWU complained that he was a "Trot" who was "bagging" the union.