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FWO launches 2020-21 priorities
3 months ago

FWO launches 2020-21 priorities

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker has announced the regulator’s strategic priorities for the year ahead, which include supporting all workplaces through the COVID-19 pandemic and addressing large corporate underpayments.

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Alice Springs fuel company fined for truckie’s death
6 months ago

Alice Springs fuel company fined for truckie’s death

Indervon has pleaded guilty in the Alice Springs Local Court today for failing to provide adequate training, instruction and supervision, which lead to the death of one of its drivers.


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Entering the Brave New World: What the impending Franchising Code and Oilcode changes could mean for the future of Fuel Reselling Businesses
12 months ago

Entering the Brave New World: What the impending Franchising Code and Oilcode changes could mean for the future of Fuel Reselling Businesses

The Competition and Consumer (Industry Codes—Oil) Regulations 2017 (“the Oilcode”) governs the relationship between petroleum suppliers, distributors and retailers who are involved in the sale, supply or purchase of declared …
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Video of fuel drive-offs released as police launch text trial to catch drivers
1 year ago

Video of fuel drive-offs released as police launch text trial to catch drivers

Queensland police have launched a one-month SMS and email trial targeting vehicles involved in suspected fuel drive-offs.

The message will prompt owners of the vehicles involved to return to the …
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“Fairness in Franchising” report – Key recommendations for reform
2 years ago

“Fairness in Franchising” report – Key recommendations for reform

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services (Committee) tabled its Report referred to as the “Fairness in Franchising” Report (Report) on 14 March 2019.

The Report is extensive …
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Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts
2 years ago

Criminalisation of wage theft likely to backfire, say experts

Labor party proposals to criminalise wage theft in Victoria and NSW are under question, with research warning the strategy might be unconstitutional.

In their research paper, Melissa Kennedy and John …
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You, market competition and the Law
2 years ago

You, market competition and the Law

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Given the level of continuous scrutiny of the Australian fuel market, a good knowledge of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act (2010) – which is commonly referred to as Australian …
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Shared Responsibility;  Accountant and Payroll Firm found jointly responsible for underpayments
2 years ago

Shared Responsibility; Accountant and Payroll Firm found jointly responsible for underpayments

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In a recent landmark decision the full Federal Court has applied penalties to a qualified accounting and payroll firm for its role in the underpayment of staff at a restaurant …
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Fair Work explains Reasonable Measures for franchise arrangements
2 years ago

Fair Work explains Reasonable Measures for franchise arrangements

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It is incumbent on businesses to ensure that they are complying with employment laws, but also that those businesses they partner with in a franchise or similar arrangement are also …
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Pressure mounts on federal Labor to pledge to criminalise wage theft
2 years ago

Pressure mounts on federal Labor to pledge to criminalise wage theft

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Federal Labor is facing mounting pressure to commit to tougher laws against wage theft and to regulate the on-demand economy to ensure workers get fair pay and conditions.

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