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Employment case wrap up

These important cases have been summarised and included in CCH’s Australian Industrial Law Reports. Subscribers to this service can access the case digests via the links below. Not a subscriber? Request a 4 week free trial here ISSUES PURSUED BY UNION FOR PABO NOT “PERMITTED MATTERS”  The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application for a protected… Read More

Australia slips in global gender gap index

Australia’s has slipped to 24th spot in the latest World Economic Forum gender gap index, down from 15th place in 2006 when the index was first introduced.   The Global Gender Gap Report was created as a framework for capturing the extent of gender-based disparities and tracking their progress. It measures gender equality across the… Read More

Victorian Supreme Court confirms tort of intimidation is part of Australian law

By John Tuck (Partner) & Breen Creighton (Consultant) of Corrs Chambers Westgarth The decision of the Supreme Court of Victoria in Boral Resources (Vic) Pty Ltd v CFMEU [2014] VSC 429 (16 September 2014) (Boral) highlights an important response that is often available to employers when confronted with unruly unprotected industrial action by unions and/or… Read More

Australia’s contribution to G20 growth requires urgent progress on IR reform

By John Tuck, Partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth This year’s global competitiveness rankings by the World Economic Forum challenge government and employers to consider carefully how Australia’s labour market performance is hindering our overall competitiveness as a nation. Australia must get serious about workplace reform in a post GFC economy if we are to improve… Read More