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Media Releases & News Updates

August 2019

Media Company Overpays Staff

19/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

West Australian Newspapers, the publisher of The West, one of WA’s three newspapers, paid more in redundancy entitlements than it...

Reasonable Dismissal For Employee Who Told Manager, “You’re Dead”

16/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

The Fair Work Commission has upheld the sacking of an employee for serious misconduct, including sexual harassment, the threatening of...

Fair Work Commission Urges Collaboration

16/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Head of the Fair Work Commission, Justice Iain Ross, has urged the opposing sides of industrial relations to get along, saying that...

Crane Driver Charged After Fatal Workplace Accident

15/08/2019 , by Nicholas Hartman

A worker driving a crane that struck powerlines, electrocuting a co-worker, will appear in court in Queensland for allegedly operating...

Human Rights Commission Plans To Amend Discrimination Law

15/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is taking final submissions, ahead of a conference in October 2019, on its...

Swearing Rants In Meeting Justify Sacking

14/08/2019 , by Leigh Johnston

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has upheld the dismissal of a storeperson who went on a swearing rant at his supervisors. Metcash...