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More than $18 billion of early super released

Some 2.4 million workers gained access to $18.1 billion in super under the coronavirus early release scheme until June 28, while a further 100,000 were waiting for the funds to hit their bank accounts, according to data released by the prudential regulator today.

Tribunal rejects former lawyer's bid to block legal representation

An employer has won permission to have a legal representative defend an unfair dismissal case in the face of opposition from a sacked former employee who failed to disclose he is a highly-experienced lawyer disbarred after a conviction for s-xual assault.

Sacked public servant "misled" by government website

An FWC presidential member has taken a swipe at a "misleading" state government website for wrongly convincing a public servant that the federal tribunal was the right forum in which to contest her dismissal.

FWC pares back JobKeeper hours reduction

An employer that "overplayed its hand" when it issued a JobKeeper-enabling stand-down direction cutting a full-time worker's hours by 50% has been ordered by the FWC to pare back the reduction to 20%.


"Admonished" for wearing fast-fashion shoes, sacked lawyer claims

The FWC has agreed to hear a senior public sector lawyer's claims he was denied pay rises after being "admonished" for wearing Zara brand shoes, despite a court finding his employer conducted two procedurally fair investigations before sacking him for misconduct.

107-day hiatus granted until teenage witness finishes studies

The FWC has adjourned a dismissal case for at least 107 days so that a Catholic secondary school's "critical witness", the person purportedly "most affected and/or aggrieved" by the alleged conduct of a sacked teacher, can finish his final-year exams and turn 18 before giving evidence.

Coles pressured over paid pandemic leave for isolating workers

The United Workers Union is calling on Coles to provide two weeks paid pandemic leave for hundreds of employees reportedly self-isolating at home after co-workers at a Melbourne distribution centre returned positive COVID-19 tests.

FWC applies brake to university redundancies

The FWC has stopped Deakin University from moving ahead with hundreds of redundancies until the resolution of a dispute over whether it must consult at an institution-wide level with the NTEU before reaching a final decision.

Triguboff lawyer's allegations "a fiction", claims Meriton

Meriton Property Services has hit back at its former general counsel's claim that he was unlawfully sacked after allegedly refusing managing director Harry Triguboff's direction to lie in an affidavit, claiming that the scenario was "contrived" in order to pursue damages through the court.