Coalition stacking Fair Work Commission with mates, Labor says

Coalition stacking Fair Work Commission with mates, Labor says
 

Labor has accused the government of “stacking” the industrial umpire after it appointed six people to senior positions, most from employer backgrounds.
On Friday, the industrial relations minister, Kelly O’Dwyer, announced six new deputy presidents of the Fair Work Commission and one new commissioner, which Labor leader Bill Shorten said has brought its tally to 20 employer appointments in a row.
The commission has wide-ranging powers, including setting the minimum wage, penalty rates, dealing with bargaining disputes and deciding cases of unfair dismissal.
Union and employer groups have a... read more

 
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