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NSW tribunal seeking new member

NSW's Berejiklian Government is seeking expressions of interest for a new member to fill a vacancy left by Nichola Constant's promotion to State IRC Chief Commissioner this year.

Combet signs up as IR advisor to A-G's department

Former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet has taken on a new role as an "expert advisor" on industrial relations in the Attorney-General's Department.



COVID-19 drives unfair dismissal "surge": FWC President

The FWC has asked the Federal Government for extra resources to deal with a coronavirus-driven "surge" in unfair dismissal claims, according to the tribunal's president, who also expects the pandemic will bring about a permanent change in the organisation's operations, with many members and staff to continue working from home.

Combet to advise on coronavirus workplace impact

Attorney-General and IR Minister Christian Porter has appointed former ACTU secretary and ex-Federal Labor Minister Greg Combet as a special government advisor on the coronavirus's impact on Australian workplaces.

Umpire's chambers hosted "erotic" figurines, life-size Trump cut-out

FWC Deputy President Gerard Boyce removed "inappropriate" female figurines from his Sydney chambers after senior colleagues and others raised concerns about them, while the presence of a "life-size cardboard cut-out" of President Donald Trump was at least "unwise", the tribunal's general manager told a Senate Estimates hearing today.

Appointments looming for FWC expert panel

The Morrison Government is expected to soon make long-delayed appointments to the FWC's expert panel, ahead of the annual wage review picking up steam.

Opposition unimpressed by NSW IRC appointment

The NSW Opposition has refused to welcome the promotion of Nichola Constant to the chief commissioner's role at the State IRC, saying the Berejiklian Government has missed a chance to appoint an outstanding candidate with strong IR credentials.

MUA operating on our turf, says ABCC

The ABCC, in opposing entry permits for CFMMEU maritime division leaders, is relying on the view that they fall within its jurisdiction because they are officials of a "building association".