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Workplace Relations: Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) – WesternAustralian Branch v Airflite Pty Ltd  FWA 1723
Fair Work Australia has made its first scope order under the new industrial regime.The order required an employer to bargain with the AMWU for separate deals to cover its employees in Victoria and Western Australia. Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) – WesternAustralian Branch v Airflite Pty Ltd  FWA 1723
An employee who resigned in an emotional state was found not to have been dismissed from her employment and consequently barred from making an unfair dismissal application in a recent decision in Fair Work Australia.
Different occupational health and safety (OHS) laws are currently in place in each State and Territory in Australia. As part of developing a seamless national economy and reforming OHS, the federal government has, with the cooperation of each of the States and Territories, initiated the process of “harmonising” OHS laws. Once the harmonisation process is complete, there will be uniform OHS laws throughout Australia.
Work Health and Safety: Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission; Kirk Group Holdings Pty Ltd v WorkCover Authority of New South Wales  HCA 1
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