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April 2018

26/04/2018

Minister welcomes FWO Small Business Showcase

Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, Craig Laundy, today welcomed the launch of the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Small Business Showcase. The online hub has information for different stages of a small business including hiring, paying employees, keeping the right records and managing employees.

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21/04/2018

Shorten Confirms McManus As Shadow IR Minister

The Labor Party has confirmed that it has no forward looking agenda when it comes to workplace relations, jobs or the economy – they are simply waiting by the phone for direction from trades hall, picking up out-dated, reckless policies at the direction of the union movement. Their agenda will cost hard working Australians their […]

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12/04/2018

Labor and ACTU’s plan to #break-the-economy

Labor has left the door wide open for the ACTU’s blueprint to destroy millions of jobs and plunge Australia into industrial chaos not seen since the 1970s.

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March 2018

05/03/2018

Unions Are Not Above The Law

Australia’s most senior union official has once again declared that she believes unions are above the law. Speaking on ABC television last night, the ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said “If a law is unjust or if it’s unfair, it is OK in some circumstances to not follow it… It’s a basic principle that people have […]

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26/03/2018

Government to extend family and domestic violence leave

The Turnbull Government will ensure that up to a further six million workers covered by the Fair Work Act will have access to 5 days unpaid family and domestic violence leave per year. This follows a decision by the independent Fair Work Commission today to provide 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave […]

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27/03/2018

Killarnee Decision Affirms Amerind On Workers’ Entitlements

The Australian Government has secured directions from the Full Federal Court of Australia in a judgment this week that maintains protection of workers’ entitlements where their employer is an insolvent corporate trustee. Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, Craig Laundy, said the Federal Court’s directions in Killarnee Civil & Concrete Contractors […]

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05/03/2018

Unions Are Not Above The Law

Australia’s most senior union official has once again declared that she believes unions are above the law. Speaking on ABC television last night, the ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said “If a law is unjust or if it’s unfair, it is OK in some circumstances to not follow it… It’s a basic principle that people have […]

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09/03/2018

CFMEU fined again for building-site lawlessness

In yet another example of the endemic lawlessness of the CFMEU the Federal Court has today handed down fines totalling $817,500 against the union and its officials after they were found to have illegally shut down two major Brisbane worksites in 2013.

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February 2018

01/02/2018

Bill Shorten Will Bend To Union Bosses

Figures released by the Australian Electoral Commission show 10 million reasons why Bill Shorten is beholden to his union masters.

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02/02/2018

Shorten’s Job-Destroying Manifesto

Bill Shorten and his union candidate for Batman, Ged Kearney have unveiled a plan to destroy jobs, kill family businesses, and shut an entire generation of young Australians out of the labour market. “Labor’s irresponsible proposal to shove the independent umpire aside, ignore the views of the jobless and employers, and legislate for an increase […]

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26/02/2018

Minister Laundy encourages end to Oaky Creek dispute

Minister for Small and Family Business, the Workplace and Deregulation, Craig Laundy, welcomed news that miners at Glencore’s Oaky Creek mine in Queensland will be returning to work.

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January 2018

31/01/2018

Strong action to recover workers’ entitlements

The Australian Government remains committed to taking strong action against employers who fail to meet their employment entitlement obligations, even in insolvency, through its Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG) Recovery Program.

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