Tag Archives: Fair Work Commission

Retail body urges tax and training action

The National Retail Association (NRA) has publicly backed the government’s promised personal and business tax cuts as being good for retailers. NRA CEO Dominique Lamb this week urged Prime Minister Scott Morrison to make the tax cuts his top priority, in order to put extra money into consumers’ pockets. “Both …

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PSA: raise remuneration rates

PSA lodged two major submissions this week, both addressing pharmacist remuneration. In one submission, PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman wrote to the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS) Review Taskforce, to propose better use of existing MBS services by fully harnessing the knowledge, skills and accessibility of pharmacists. On behalf of …

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Unrewarding award for pharmacists

The decision by the Fair Work Commission to stagnate the minimum safety net pay rate for community pharmacists is a completely inadequate reflection of the complex work that pharmacists do, the Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) says. PSA National President Dr Chris Freeman said, “It is very clear to PSA …

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An injured employee – conflicting medical reports on capacity – can you terminate employment?

By Anna Ford, Senior Associate, Coleman Greig Lawyers What happens when you have an injured employee and you have received conflicting reports on whether or not they can return to work? The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission dealt with this situation in the case of Lion Dairy and Drinks …

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