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Restaurant award variation continues employer/employee coronavirus cooperation

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, today welcomed the agreement between employers and unions to amend the Restaurant Industry Award to help manage the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Employers and employees show co-operation is key

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial relations, Christian Porter, today welcomed the joint approach of the United Workers Union (UWU) and the Australian Hotels Association (AHA) to vary the Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 in a practical, flexible, common-sense way to help businesses and save jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.

Government welcomes Programmed decision to pay isolation leave

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, has commended labour-hire company Programmed for joining the growing list of major

Parliamentary sitting arrangements

Our Government is committed to ensuring that through this coronavirus crisis we protect not only Australians' health, but secure their jobs and livelihoods.

New appointments to the Fair Work Commission Expert Panel

The Morrison Government has appointed three new members to the Fair Work Commission Expert Panel.

Business support for workers affected by coronavirus welcome

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial Relations, Christian Porter, today welcomed announcements from several businesses that they would be offering support to casual workers and workers without leave that are affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

CFMMEU ordered to end Tasmanian blockade

The Morrison Government has welcomed a decision by the Fair Work Commission to order the CFMMEU to cease industrial action that had been strangling Tasmanian freight movements.

Government, unions and employers to come together for coronavirus talks

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial relations, Christian Porter, will meet with union and employer representatives in Sydney on Tuesday to enlist their support and cooperation as Australia prepares for the impacts of coronavirus.

Committee to examine impact of litigation funding on justice outcomes

A parliamentary committee will be asked to examine the extraordinary profits being made by the booming litigation funding industry to determine whether Australians are receiving their fair share of class action settlements.

National inquiry into sexual harassment in workplaces

The Morrison Government welcomes the release today of the report by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), following its National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian Workplaces.