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Government resumes bid to win over crossbenchers

The Morrison Government says it has been engaging with the Senate crossbench to win support for another attempt at passing its Ensuring Integrity law when Federal Parliament resumes next week.

Agent breached fiduciary duty by poaching players: Court

A Federal Court judge has ordered two directors of a National Rugby League player management company to account for historic and future profits after finding they poached clients from their previous employer.

Inflation remains below 2%; and more

Inflation rises to 1.8% a year; Vale Peter Barrack; US union density down, fails to rise with population growth; and We terminated whistleblower reprisal investigation, says ROC.

Rail operator seeking anti-strike orders against "safety" action

The operator of Melbourne's passenger train network will return to the FWC today to press for anti-strike orders, alleging that safety concerns raised by drivers about driving along a new section of track amount to unprotected industrial action.


Rotary penalised for "striking at heart" of workplace laws

Rotary International's "egregious" dismissal of a Sydney-based manager who initiated an adverse action claim has earned it a $50,000 fine from a judge who singled out the organisation's US-based No.2 for her role in a breach that "struck at the heart" of Australian workplace laws.

Unions appealing endorsement of BHP on-hire deals

Unions are challenging the FWC's approval of two hotly-contested BHP Billiton Operations Services labour hire deals in a decision in which the tribunal criticised their "myopic" approach, after limiting their participation in proceedings.

Gardner, Wright, Telfer win Australia Day gongs

Eminent IR academic Margaret Gardner, Your Rights at Work architect George Wright and HR executive and board member Ilana Atlas have been recognised in the Australia Day Honours.

Regular work, not hours, the key to casual status: Bench

An FWC full bench has allowed a casual worker to claim unfair dismissal after finding a senior tribunal member wrongly focussed on her irregular "pattern" of days and hours in holding she had not met the minimum employment period.