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Coalition efficiency dividend plan to cost jobs: CPSU

The Coalition has promised that if it is returned on Saturday, it will increase the efficiency dividend imposed on public sector agencies, forcing them to look for savings of $2.3 billion over four years.

Morrison Government to "consult" on paid FDV leave: Cash

The Morrison Government has declined to endorse the FWC's provisional view extending 10 days' paid domestic leave to about 2.6 million award-covered workers, a decision partly based on evidence that it is an "emerging standard" in bargaining and over-award arrangements.

Labour supply body wants "dodgy" operators ousted

The head of the peak recruitment industry body has told the NSW IR Society's annual conference he would like to see a national labour hire scheme to help knock out dodgy providers, but called for laws that are targeted, "like treating cancer", rather than scattergun "radiation therapy".

Zombie deal deprived workers of penalties for two decades: FWC

The FWC has described a zombie deal that enabled a hospitality company to avoid paying workers penalty rates for 22 years as a "disgrace" and has criticised the employer for shifting some workers onto a new agreement that "could never satisfy the BOOT".

Newsflash: Bench proposes 10-day paid FDV entitlement

A FWC full bench has today come to a provisional view that there should be an award entitlement to 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave and is seeking the Federal Government's view on whether it would incorporate such a provision in the National Employment Standards.

Super access policy to raise home prices, Coalition concedes

The Opposition says assistant superannuation Minister Jane Hume has belled the cat with her admission that the Morrison Government's election plan to give first home buyers early access to up to $50,000 of their superannuation will push up prices.

Regulation the recipe for food delivery workers: Researcher

The poor prospects of consumers mobilising behind food delivery workers to secure minimum hourly rates and conditions means it has to be addressed by the legal framework, an academic has told an IR conference, while Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox says the Federal Government needs to drive regulation of the gig economy.

Alleged "tax dodges" at heart of sacked advisor's $13M claim

A former Greenwoods & Herbert Smith Freehills partner is suing the advisory firm for $13 million after claiming that it constructively dismissed him for questioning major client Lendlease's "aggressive" approach to tax on several projects.