Topic archives: Fair Work Australia

Metadata needed to catch terrorists, paedophiles — and pottymouths

February 24, 2016 16

Despite the promise that data retention would only be used for the most serious crimes, one agency wants to use it for trivial offences.

Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

Why are ex-employees filing a class action against 7-Eleven?

September 2, 2015 5

Serving mediocre, overpriced junk food might not be the worst offence committed by 7-Eleven. Former employees are claiming systemic underpayment. Crikey intern Marc Sudholz explains.

Fair Work bullied witnesses to secure win, Gary Morgan claims

Fair Work bullied witnesses to secure win, Gary Morgan claims

February 5, 2014 1

Pollster Gary Morgan isn't taking a Federal Court judgment against his family trust lying down, making allegations of witnesses being threatened and intimidated.

PromiseWatch 2013: industrial relations

May 10, 2013 6

Workplace policy remains a key -- perhaps the key -- point of difference between the major political parties in Australia. Crikey examines each party's IR offerings ...

Craig Thomson’s home raid and what it means for Labor

Craig Thomson’s home raid and what it means for Labor

October 24, 2012 121

The link between this morning's raid on Craig Thomson's family's house and the fall of the Gillard government remains a tenuous one. There are plenty of hoops first.

Dobell locals mull Labor successor as Craig Thomson heads to court

Dobell locals mull Labor successor as Craig Thomson heads to court

October 16, 2012 3

As Craig Thomson faces a civil claim by Fair Work Australia, Labor will wait to finger a replacement candidate for his NSW electorate. But whoever wins ALP pre-selection will face a tough contest against the Liberals at the federal election.

ProbeWatch: 16 HSU investigations and counting

May 28, 2012 6

At a hastily convened presser last week, Craig Thomson made the observation that the amount of simultaneous investigations into his credit card usage could be getting a bit out of hand. No kidding.

Shared understanding is what’s missing in productivity debate

May 24, 2012 1

"Productivity" is starting to sound a little "gourmet" -- a word that means very different things to different people, writes Jo-anne Schofield, executive director of policy network Catalyst Australia.

Moving the goalposts on cash splashes and wage cases

May 16, 2012 1

What role should the budget's cash handouts play in wage determinations? There's a long history to the issue.

Cake, phallocentric narratives and deconstructing the Thomson Affair

Cake, phallocentric narratives and deconstructing the Thomson Affair

May 14, 2012

The serio-comic, wholly theatrical drama of purported “Fair Work Australia” is lined up in the crosshairs of Dr Biff Bondarchuk's crack analysis of the Feignstream Media's (mis)handling of the Craig Thomson Affair.

A budget day of biblical proportions

A budget day of biblical proportions

May 8, 2012 2

March 22. The last time parliament sat. And lo, many things have come to pass since then.

Defiant Jetstar to fight dodgy pilot contract claims

April 3, 2012 1

A combination of bravado and tacit admission of wrongdoing is contained in a defiant statement by Jetstar saying it will fight the charges laid by the FWA Ombudsman.

Bitter resentment remains at abolition of ABCC

March 27, 2012 2

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has been abolished, writes Ava Hubble, a freelance journalist.

Kohler: dozing through an IR nightmare

Kohler: dozing through an IR nightmare

December 21, 2011 12

The word "productivity" didn’t make it into Bill Shorten’s press release yesterday announcing a review of the Fair Work Act, or into the terms of reference.

ALP conference: construction industry proposal a hot topic

December 2, 2011 2

An urgent ALP conference amendment proposed by construction union chief Dave Noonan to amend Labor's national platform to outlaw special inspectors has been withdrawn at the 11th hour.

Booked a holiday with Qantas? Looks as if your booking is safe

November 21, 2011

Many things about the future of Qantas are never going to be decided today, but your holiday bookings on that airline look safe, no matter what.

Essential: Qantas divides voters, Fair Work Australia the only winner

November 7, 2011 2

Voters disapprove of Qantas management's decision to ground its fleet, but don't approve of the way anyone in the dispute conducted themselves except the industrial relations regulator, Essential Report has found.

Qantas takes off, into skies dark with uncertainties

November 1, 2011

It looks like stormy skies ahead for Qantas and its pilots, licensed engineers and ground staff after the first of its grounded jets returned to service yesterday following an emergency ruling by Fair Work Australia, writes Ben Sandilands.

Crikey says: the slow burn of Qantas customers

October 31, 2011 17

Yesterday's decision by Fair Work Australia to terminate the fractious Qantas dispute gives the lie to the continuing criticism from business about the Fair Work Act somehow being pro-union.

Qantas v unions: a last minute reprieve for passengers

Qantas v unions: a last minute reprieve for passengers

October 10, 2011 5

There are three sets of actions underway at Qantas authorized by Fair Work Australia after the respective unions met all of the tests of negotiating in good faith with management in seeking timely negotiated enterprise bargaining outcomes.