Industrial Law News

Cth Introduces Bill to Address Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces

Thursday 19 August 2021 @ 3.46 p.m. | Industrial Law | Legal Research

On 24 June 2021, the Sex Discrimination and Fair Work (Respect at Work) Amendment Bill 2021 (Cth) (“the Bill”) was introduced into the Senate by Minister for Women's Safety Senator Anne Ruston ("the Minister"). The Bill was then immediately referred to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee ("the Committee"). A report from the Committee was tabled on 6 August 2021.


ACT Bill Proposes Introduction of Industrial Manslaughter

Monday 5 July 2021 @ 11.38 a.m. | Industrial Law | Torts, Damages & Civil Liability

The Work Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2021 (ACT) ("the Bill") was presented in the ACT Assembly on 24 June 2021 by the Minister for Industrial Relations and Workplace Safety Mick Gentleman ("the Minister").


Parliamentary Debate for NSW Combatting Wage Theft Bill Continues

Tuesday 15 June 2021 @ 11.01 a.m. | Industrial Law | Legal Research

On 6 May 2021, the Tax Administration Amendment (Combating Wage Theft) Bill 2021 (NSW) (‘the Bill’) was introduced to the Legislative Council.


FWC Finds Deliveroo Rider is an Employee in Franco v Deliveroo

Friday 21 May 2021 @ 11.29 a.m. | Industrial Law | Legal Research

In Franco v Deliveroo Australia Pty Ltd [2021] FWC 2818 (18 May 2021), Deliveroo has been ordered to reinstate a rider after the Fair Work Commission (“the FWC”) ruled that the driver, Mr Franco, was unfairly dismissed. Mr Franco was found to be an employee of Deliveroo rather than an independent contractor.


New CTH Bill to Improve the Recognition of Professional Registration Across Jurisdictions

Tuesday 6 April 2021 @ 9.59 a.m. | Industrial Law | Legal Research

On 25 March 2021, the Mutual Recognition Amendment Bill 2021 (‘the Bill’) was passed by the House of Representatives and will now be introduced to the Senate. It was initially introduced to the House by Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet Mr Ben Morton (‘the Assistant Minister’) on 18 March 2021.