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September 2019

Senate Approves Inquiry Into Road Transport Industry

12/09/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

Australia’s Senate has moved to establish an inquiry into the Australian road transport and freight industry. In a statement...

Is your workplace OK? Tips for R U OK? Day

12/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

R U OK? Day is an annual opportunity for employers to pause and reflect on workplace culture, and the impact it can have on employee...

Termination Pay: Key Changes For Employers

11/09/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Fair Work Commission has inserted a new clause into several Modern Awards, affecting the payment of wages when a worker’s...

"Historical Racism" Claim Dismissed

11/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has declined to hear an Aboriginal truck driver's late application claiming he was sacked because of his...

Pregnant Woman Denied Bartending Job Because It Was “a Bad Look” Awarded $40,000

10/09/2019 , by Leigh Johnson

A bottle shop attendant told by her manager that she would not be able to work in a bar while pregnant because it was "a bad look" has...

$180k Fine for Accident That Left Student with Broken Spine ‘Not Enough’ Says WHS Boss

10/09/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The ACT’s work safety chief says a $180,000 penalty is not enough, as a Canberra developer was fined after a 16-year-old school...