Industrial relations

Govt won't touch penalty rates: Abetz

Abbott govt to leave Fair Work Commission to determine penalty rates, minimum wage: report.

Aurizon workers postpone strike: report

Rail unions in Queensland delay industrial action as cyclone bears down on state.

Unions rile employers with parental part-time guarantee push

Employers urge government to take more hands on approach at Fair Work Australia, says report.

Small business is set to take centre stage

The strong relations between Tony Abbott and Small Business Minister Bruce Billson could see small business policies finally rise to the top of the Coalition's agenda.

Govt eager for front foot on IR

Abbott govt desperate to seize control of the political debate over industrial relations laws.

Unions urge caution on IR reform

by AAP
​Unions tell govt to delay workplace law changes while inquiries take their course.

Workplace inquiry seeks 'fresh ideas'

by AAP
Lowering minimum wage among issues to be investigated by Productivity Commission.

Free trade agreements are driving IR reforms by stealth

The Coalition's FTAs with China and South Korea include provisions for labour mobility that could alter Australia's industrial relations landscape.

Jetstar pilot union seeks strike ballot

Report says union representing 40 per cent of Jetstar pilots has filed with Fair Work Australia.

ACCC sets sights on unions

Competition watchdog eyes militant unions over allegations of illegal conduct: report.

New laws could aid foreign workers

Govt weighs scheme to allow skilled foreigners to enter for a year without 457 visa: report.

Skilled expedites new CEO start date

Labour hire firm taps Angus McKay to start 2 weeks early as it mulls proposal from Programmed.

Inquiry clears Gillard, backs union charges

by AAP
Report says former PM did not commit, was not aware of any criminality in AWU saga.

Skilled Group names new CEO

by AAP
Labour hire firm appoints Pacific National Rail executive Angus McKay as CEO.

Automation threatens 500,000 jobs

New govt modeling suggests robots, AI to take big bite out of workforce: report.

Gyngell tops salary charts: report

Nine boss enjoys $19.6m salary, leads way from little-known head of investment firm.

Total hits out at Aust cost environment

Santos JV partner says high costs to blame for gas shortage at GLNG project: report.

BHP push to keep out unions

Miner urges Senate to pass govt’s proposed restrictions on unions entering workplaces.

Australia needs a sophisticated debate on IR policy

There are legitimate questions to be asked about our workplace relations framework, but rehashing ideological talking points will do little to advance the discussion.

Business wants workplace change

AHRI pressing for far-reaching changes to Fair Work Act amid govt inquiry.