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Final report of the Heydon Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

Australia - February 1 2016 The Federal Government released the Final Report of the Heydon Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (Royal Commission) on 30…

Wendy Fauvel, Breigh Smith

Summary of changes: Fair Work Amendment Act 2015

Australia - December 2 2015 The Fair Work Amendment Act 2015 (Cth) (FW Amendment Act) came into force on 27 November 2015 and amends the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (FW Act).This…

Rohan Doyle, Darren Hexter

CFMEU to pay Boral over black ban

Australia - September 22 2015 The fallout from the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union's (CFMEU) industrial campaign against Grocon over the course of 2012 to 2014 has…

Francesco Baldo, Rohan Doyle, Grant Marjoribanks, Mark Smyth

Australia: regulators focus on overseas workers and accessorial liability

Australia - August 5 2015 The past few years have seen an increase in government and regulators’ focus on compliance with workplace laws when engaging overseas workers. In…

Rachael Wong

Regulators continue to focus on 'sham contracting'

Australia - June 29 2015 As discussed in previous publications sham contracting has been a key focus for regulators in the last few years. The findings of a recent Fair Work…

Rachel Sandler, Melanie Smith