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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.

More options needed to prevent wage underpayments

The Morrison Government is continuing to take strong action to ensure corporate Australia lifts its game when it comes to paying its workers properly.

Morrison Government urges negotiation to resolve Jetstar/TWU dispute

Attorney-General and Minister for Industrial relations, Christian Porter, today called on the Transport Workers Union and Jetstar to continue negotiations in the face of an escalation of industrial action against Jetstar.

New ACLEI Commissioner appointed

Attorney-General Christian Porter is pleased to announce that Ms Jaala Hinchcliffe has been appointed to lead the Australian Commission for Law Enforcement Integrity (ACLEI).

Native title recognised for the Yamatji Nation

The Yamatji Nation is the latest group of traditional owners to receive legal recognition of their native title rights and interests.

Improving parental leave entitlements

The Morrison Government will improve parental leave entitlements to help support families dealing with traumatic situations such as stillbirths, infant deaths and premature births.

ALRC member re-appointed

The Hon Justice John Middleton has been reappointed as a part-time member of the Australian Law Reform Commission.