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Full bench authority on inherent requirements "plainly wrong": Ross

An FWC full bench led by President Iain Ross has sent a powerful signal to members to back their own judgement in inherent requirements cases where there is conflicting medical evidence, describing a previous full bench decision ceding the final say to employers as "plainly wrong".

Denying job to arthritis sufferer was adverse action: Court

A court has found the Federal Police took adverse action by refusing to employ a candidate because of his arthritis, but its refusal to reverse the decision after a review was lawful because it was based on the inherent requirements of the position.


Tribunal allows headhunter to offer women-only searches

Victoria's Civil and Administrative Tribunal has found an executive search company doesn't need an exemption from equal opportunity laws to conduct its female executive recruitment program, but has used its business as a case study, setting out the steps for other applicants to self-assess whether they are already exempt.




Unions seeking 2% extra super contribution for women

The ACTU’s Congress has today called for women to receive an extra 2% employer superannuation contribution to make up for their lower retirement balances in comparison to men.


Exemption seeks to help women lawyers to reach Bar

An exemption to permit South Australia's courts to engage women-only in a "positive discrimination" program is being touted as an important step to address a substantial gender imbalance spotlighted a year ago by a Law Council study.