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Queensland Businesses Have Had a Gutful of Politicians’ Navel Gazing

Thursday 23 August, 2018 | By: Daniel Petrie

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) warns the country's business community has lost patience with a political system where poor policy outcomes have been delivered on the back of opposition, for opposition sake and personal prejudices against corporate Australia. Read more.

Company tax rate on tenterhooks

Tuesday 14 August, 2018 | By: Kate Whittle

The “Super Saturday” by-elections sharpened the public’s focus on company tax cuts, with the chattering classes claiming it a vote on the Coalition’s centrepiece policy. Read more.

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Sexually inappropriate texts to co-workers a valid reason for dismissal: Co-workers not required to tell employee to stop

Wednesday 8 August, 2018 | By: Thomas Birkbeck

Sexual harassment in the workplace is currently a prevalent topic. The #MeToo campaign and the Human Rights Commission launch of a year-long harassment inquiry has brought harassment onto the centre stage. A recent case in the Fair Work Commission, Colin Ramon Reguero-Puente v City of Rockingham, considered the misconduct of an employee relating to sexually inappropriate communications with co-workers, and whether employees had to expressly tell someone to stop this conduct for it to constitute misconduct. Read more.