The federal Government intends to legislate to stop corporate misuse of the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme.
The federal Government is seeking public comment on its consultation paper on reforms to stop corporate misuse of the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) scheme.
Labor continues to harass the Government over proposed penalty rate cuts for many of Australia’s lowest paid workers.
The Turnbull Government is seeking to legislate a ban on secret payments between unions and employers.
There is still no indication of how proposed cuts to Sunday penalty rates will be implemented.
The two bills that formed the basis for the July 2 double dissolution election have now been passed by the Parliament after a round of last-minute negotiation.
The Government’s plans to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC) are on hold until the High Court resolves eligibility issues involving two candidates who stood for the Senate on July 2.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has re-introduced into Parliament the industrial relations legislation that provided the basis for the July 2 double dissolution election.
Legislation for the federal intervention – promised during the election campaign – in the dispute involving the Country Fire Authority in Victoria has been introduced in the House of Representatives by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a reminder to businesses and their advisers to check changes to new industry award rates and allowances which came into effect on 1 July 2016.
The Liberal Party says it is essential that unions and employers operate in a transparent and accountable manner and that the building industry – Australia’s third-largest employer – is fair, safe and lawful.
The Federal Coalition has promised steelmaker Arrium a $49.2 million lifeline which it says will protect around 2,700 jobs in South Australia.
A re-elected Coalition Government will strengthen existing workplace laws to ensure better protection for workers and to stamp out exploitation by unscrupulous employers, says Employment Minister Michaelia Cash
The federal Government has reacted cautiously to penalty rate changes recommended in the Productivity Commission’s final report on Australia’s workplace relations system.
A Senate inquiry has been told that some South Australian sub-contractors in the construction industry are afraid to speak out about not getting paid because they fear they will not get any more work.
The ‘National Reform Summit was held in Sydney on Wednesday 26 August, to discuss the tax system, industrial relations and retirement incomes.
Three of the Senate’s eight cross-benchers have joined with Labor and the Greens to defeat two of the Government’s signature industrial relations changes, handing it in the case of one bill.
The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Indonesian National Police (INP) have signed a new arrangement to “solidify” their long-standing working partnership in the fight against serious international crime.
The Productivity Commission’s draft report on Australia’s workplace relations framework has given the present system surprisingly strong marks.
The Government has told the Fair Work Commission’s annual wage review that subdued wages growth and low consumer price inflation indicate that businesses are finding it difficult to afford wage increases at present.
The federal Government has restored subsidies to the key car makers –Toyota , Ford and Holden – which are in the process of phasing out their Australian manufacturing operations.
On a two-day visit to India in September 2014, Prime Minister Tony Abbott signed an agreement providing a basis for sales of Australian uranium for India’s growing electricity sector.
Fair Work Ombudsman Natalie James has published a Small Claims Guide designed to assist both employers and employees.
The Productivity Commission says in its latest report on the car industry that Government assistance should be ended.
Minimum wages were increased by 3 per cent from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2014.
The Fair Work Commission has ruled that Sunday penalty rates for casual restaurant employees should be cut from 50 per cent to 25 per cent.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has announced a $155 million Growth Fund to generate future jobs for employees and supply-chain businesses in Victoria and South Australia.
Federal Government advisers are still trying to assess the medium-term effects of the end of vehicle manufacturing in Australia.
Ethical Clothing Australia says it has been advised that it will no longer receive federal Government funding.
The Fair Work Commission is examining annual leave in the latest stage of its four-yearly review of modern award provisions, required under its legislation.