Industrial relations

Stevedores fight Port Melb rent gains

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Vic Treasurer says company should consider a deal on Melbourne Port rents before 50-year leasing.

Cardno names Wankmuller as CEO

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Infrastructure services group names former GHD director as new chief executive.

BHP, Exxon lose another month to Bass Strait oil strike

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Longford crude plant thought shut until April 29; eyes on July quarter production.

Coercive construction powers extended

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Coercive powers forcing construction workers to give misconduct evidence pass Senate.

Slave-like conditions alleged for migrant workers

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Media report describes severe exploitation of food processing workers, black market hiring practices.

Wage revolt in 15 govt agencies

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Industrial action underway at ATO, Bureau of Meteorology, Defence department, CSIRO.

Billson is bringing fairness back to business

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Bruce Billson's proposal to extend unfair contract protections to small enterprises will fundamentally change the way big companies and departments do business.

Sectors plan new penalty rates push

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The retail, hospitality and pharmacy sectors have ratcheted up their campaign to overhaul penalty rates, citing new evidence.

What Australian manufacturers can learn from Germany

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Australia's manufacturing industry needs to worry less about the unions and more about connecting to new markets.

Aust workplace laws too complex: Hays

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Recruitment firm says local labour laws are among world’s most arcane: report.

ACTU warns on Work Choices return

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Trade unions say that big business is pushing for a return of former Howard IR policy.

BHP calls for more IR flexibility

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Miner seeks review of regulations, says Australia must evolve to keep pace with other countries.

Unions want $27 lift in minimum wage

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Australian Council of Trade Unions' see need for rise amid working poor concerns.

Small retailers will suffer the ultimate penalty

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Tony Abbott was ridiculed for his stance on penalty rates, but an agreement signed by Business SA and the shoppies union reveals who the true fools are.

Govt backs union deal on penalty rates

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Ian Macfarlane praises new deal to slash weekend penalty rates in SA's retail sector.

Historic IR deal cuts penalty rates

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Country's largest union agrees to slash weekend penalties for the retail sector.

Rio Tinto seeks return of AWAs

Miner takes aim at unions, individual contracts in workplace relations submission.

BCA presses for single award

Peak business group urges shift in IR framework to improve employer flexibility.

Skilled migrant changes announced

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Abbott govt to adopt most recommendations from the review of the 457 visa scheme.

Govt to announce 457 visa changes

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Coalition expected to relax English-language rules for skilled migrants.

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