Industrial relations

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

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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.

Unlawful conduct rife in construction sector: report

CFMEU faces further criticism from Fair Work Building and Construction inspectorate.

ACCC takes action against CFMEU

Consumer watchdog will go to court with construction union over alleged boycott of Boral.

The ACCC's action against the CFMEU is just the beginning

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The ACCC’s decision to launch legal action against the CFMEU is a step in the right direction, but there is much work to be done on breaking up the cosy relationships between big corporations and the unions.

B20 seeks flexible work laws

Business leaders call on world politicians to make labour markets more flexible.

'Corrupt culture' at Cbus: Stoljar

Super fund's relationship with CFMEU caused 'cultural failure', royal commission told.

Gillard goes after key witnesses

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Former PM seek to overturn royal commission ruling that she received proceeds of crimes.

Brandis defends Gillard probe

by AAP
'Questionable' conduct finding justifies pursuit of former PM, Attorney-General says.

Gillard: 'I didn't commit any crime'

by AAP
Lawyers for former PM plan to address claims about her 'questionable' conduct.

The ACCC turns its spotlight on Toll

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An ACCC investigation into Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union promises a much needed assessment of the deal's threat to national productivity.

Miners hit by 'production at any cost' push

Resources sector largely has itself to blame for its productivity problems, study finds.

BHP possibly faces port problem: report

Executives from BHP, Rio hit back at Fortescue's Power over supply.

Toll's ACCC victory sets a dangerous precedent

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The ACCC has rubber-stamped Toll's agreement with the Transport Workers Union – a decision that will harm national productivity.

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