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August 2019

Crane Driver Charged After Fatal Workplace Accident

15/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A worker driving a crane that struck powerlines, electrocuting a co-worker, will appear in court in Queensland for allegedly operating...

Human Rights Commission Plans To Amend Discrimination Law

15/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is taking final submissions, ahead of a conference in October 2019, on its...

Swearing Rants In Meeting Justify Sacking

14/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the dismissal of a storeperson who went on a swearing rant at his supervisors. Metcash...

Israel Folau and Rugby Australia Encouraged To Mediate By Judge

14/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A February 2020 trial may await Israel Folau and Rugby Australia if the two parties fail to resolve their differences, after a judge...

Labour Hire Company Taken To Court by FWO For Failing To Comply With Compliance Notice

13/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking a Western Australian labour hire company to court for allegedly failing to pay back $20,000 in unpaid...

Labor Senator Pushes Back On Call For Simpler, More Flexible Enterprise Bargaining Agreements

13/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A Labor Senator has hit out at a report that claims enterprise bargaining agreements should be simplified and made more flexible,...