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Peter Strong: Why the Fair Work Commission urgently needs a small business commissioner

The recent resignation from the Fair Work Commission by Graeme Watson is a brave and welcome decision. Watson’s comments, including his belief that the...

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Fair Work reveals widespread non-compliance across Australian Pizza Hut stores

The Fair Work Ombudsman has revealed multiple cases of non-compliance with Australian workplace law across 24 Pizza Hut stores in Australia, mostly relating to...
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Australia Day surcharge leaves customers cheesed off at Domino’s: How to communicate extra fees

Pizza lovers are claiming “false advertising” following confusion over a 15% public holiday surcharge at Domino's that some have labelled as "un-Australian". The fast food...
Kate Carnell

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Fair Work Act an “albatross around the neck” of small business: Carnell

Australian small businesses would be better served by a single small business award or code of practice in place of the complex Fair Work...
Abetz Abbott

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Small businesses say they get “screwed” by Fair Work Commission as former PM labels tribunal “anti jobs”

Government ministers have weighed in on a heated debate over the effectiveness of the Fair Work Commission after vice-president Graeme Watson resigned with claims...

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Fair Work vice president quits with attack on “partisan” and “dysfunctional” commission

An outgoing vice president of the Fair Work Commission has launched a scathing attack on the government body, claiming Australia's workplace relations framework is understandably considered...
Don Meij

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Domino’s asks customers to pitch in on Sunday pay bump as the business community waits for penalty rate decision

A Fair Work Commission decision on Sunday penalty rates is imminent, but market darling Domino’s Pizza Enterprises has kicked off 2017 by asking customers...
Paul Keating takes Joe Hockey to task for “trying to pull the plug out of the bath of the universal super pool”

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The rise and fall of enterprise bargaining agreements in Australia

By Peter Gahan, University of Melbourne 1992 was landmark year in Australian industrial relations. The Keating government pushed for enterprise bargaining in the face of reluctance...
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Bunnings hit with bullying and intimidation claims as former manager takes unfair dismissal case to the Federal Court

A former Bunnings department manager has lodged unfair dismissal proceedings in the Federal Circuit Court, claiming he was sacked after he lodged a complaint...
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Beer boycott called off as CUB and unions agree to end long-running industrial dispute

Unions are urging their members and supporters to celebrate with Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) beers this Christmas after claiming a win in their six-month...
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