The Abbott government will soon ask the Productivity Commission to review the Fair Work system.
In parallel with that review, we need a more sophisticated debate about our workplace relations framework. By Anthony Forsyth
A Western Australian property manager, Van Dung Nguyen, formerly of Girrawheen, Perth, has been banned from holding a real estate and business agents’ licence, as well as a triennial certificate, for five years. By Jennifer Duke
Research released this week by the Diversity Council of Australia has found the stigma surrounding mental health is still prevalent in the workplace, despite many employers taking steps to tackle the issue head-on. By Broede Carmody
Appliance rental company Make It Mine will face court and more than $1.7 million in potential penalties over allegations it breached consumer credit laws, including responsible lending obligations to its customers. By Kirsten Robb
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called on the business community to help the government sell its economic agenda, as he faces a continued struggle to pass several of his government’s key budget measures. By Kirsten Robb and Eloise Keating
An Australian Bureau of Statistics employee has failed in his bid for an order to stop his managers from allegedly bullying him, with the Fair Work Commission ruling what the employee perceived to be bullying was just performance management. By Eloise Keating
Australian tech entrepreneur Simon Hackett has become a cornerstone investor in an ASX-listed small-cap mining firm White Star Resources, which in turn is being used as a vehicle to acquire geospatial mapping firm Spookfish. By Andrew Sadauskas
The Council of Small Business of Australia, Small Business Minister Bruce Billson and the Real Estate Institute of Victoria are embroiled in a dispute ahead of this weekend’s Victorian election. By Cara Waters
Samsung Group has sold four of its companies in the defence and petrochemicals industries and has started a share buyback scheme for Samsung Electronics, as the Lee family tightens its grip on the conglomerate. By Andrew Sadauskas
With the public float of institutions such as the Commonwealth Bank, Telstra, and now Medibank Private, more Australians today hold shares than ever before. However, it’s important to be aware of the tax consequences. By Terry Hayes
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