The NRMA has lost a case that could have brought the entire field of IR within the operation of consumer legislation, after it failed to establish that the CFMMEU's maritime division breached consumer laws and maliciously damaged its brand during negotiations for Manly Fast Ferry workers.
Victorian State Labor MP and former AWU leader Cesar Melhem has agreed to admit eight civil breaches of the law covering union memberships, avoiding a scheduled 12-day trial due to begin tomorrow in the Federal Court.
The FWC has renewed CFMMEU maritime division national secretary Paddy Crumlin's entry permit, but only after closely scrutinising his involvement in two unlawful industrial actions still before the courts.
Clubs Victoria Inc has sought to be dissolved after a ROC investigation found it "likely" breached the Registered Organisations Act's reporting and recording provisions 29 times over three years, with the watchdog considering civil penalties.
A full Federal Court has ruled today that a pair of 12-hour shift workers at a Cadbury chocolate factory are entitled to 10 calendar days of paid personal/carer's leave, rather than a lesser amount argued by their employer and the Federal IR Minister.
While Metro Trains has secured a Federal Court injunction calling off industrial action that would have enabled Melbourne commuters to travel free, it now faces a four-hour stoppage that the RTBU claims to be a response to "aggressive attacks".