Federal govt. introduces new laws to protect vulnerable workers

The Federal Coalition Government has introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 into Parliament. The Bill proposes to introduce…

Read More →

Spitting chips; how do others see us?

“It was a farrago of misleading, exaggerated or misconceived commentary about the complaints he had made, how poorly his complaints…

Read More →

Ignorance of the law no reason to draw conclusions

But it would, in my view, be an unwarranted extension of the principles laid down in existing authority to impute…

Read More →

Amusing or a relic of the past? Wharfies’ public definition of a scab worker

6. THE SCAB After God made the rattlesnake, the toad and the vampire, he had some awful substance left over,…

Read More →

FWO slammed for legal tactics

The lack of common sense so often displayed by powerful, well funded bureaucratic bodies with no personal investment in a…

Read More →

Disruptive technology and its implications; according to the Productivity Commission

One of the new by-words (or perhaps more correctly phrases) in economic jargon is “disruptive technology”. It is a term…

Read More →

Philosophy from the Fair Work Commission

“It is normal, so I am informed, to see patterns in clouds or among trees. However, we also see patterns…

Read More →

Fair Work Commission please explain

There really are some “unexpected” decisions from the Fair Work Commission from time to time. In Welsby v Artis Group…

Read More →

The sometimes weird and wonderful world of the Fair Work Commission’s unfair dismissal jurisdiction

One of the really weird procedures of the Fair Work Commission is the so-called determinative conference. This is a conference…

Read More →

Bombers fined for workplace breaches during supplements scandal

Bombers fined for workplace breaches during the supplements’ scandal 29 January 2016; The Essendon Football Club has today been fined…

Read More →