A shocked mother in her 40s from inner Sydney has been revealed as the winner of a record-breaking $100 million Powerball jackpot. The winner, a healthcare worker, said she wouldn’t be retiring and would share her winnings with her family.

A s.768AX (Application to vary copied State instruments) involving the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency T/A National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) has been allowed by Fair Work Deputy President Hamilton in Melbourne on 16 January 2019. On 27 November 2018, the National Disability Insurance Scheme Launch Transition Agency T/A the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) lodged an application under s.768AX of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) to vary a copied State instrument covering a new employer and transferring employees. The NDIA sought to vary the terms of the Public Service Award 1992 (the Award) insofar as it applies to them. The Award is registered by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission and has a nominal expiry date of 2 December 1995. As a result of the roll out of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Western Australia, approximately 150 Western Australian Government employees (the transferring employees) are to be employed by the NDIA. Mark Perica, Senior Legal Officer of the Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) (SPSF Group), acting on behalf of the CPSU (SPSF Group), the Civil Service Association of Western Australia Incorporated (CSAWA) and its members, some of whom are affected employees, filed submissions in support of the application.

Life Without Barriers is still fighting a protracted s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) before Fair Work Commissioner Johns in his Sydney chambers (King).

A s.394 (unfair dismissal) application by John Barnes citing The Salvation Army has been rejected by Commissioner Wilson in Melbourne on 17 January 2019.

An application for approval of the Envigor Home Care Enterprise Agreement 2018 (s.195 – Application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) will be determined by Fair Work Commissioner Booth in his Brisbane chambers.

Cape York Land Council has a s.365 (Application to deal with contraventions involving dismissal) to defend before Fair Work Deputy President Boyce in his Brisbane chambers (Sellin).

A Pilbara health professional has received an award for mentoring excellence in her field. Kianna Barker, a WA Country Health Service health promotion co-ordinator for the Pilbara, took home the outstanding mentor award at the Australian Health Promotion Association (WA branch) awards night last month. She was one of only three health promotion experts in WA to be awarded.

Life Without Barriers has a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) to defend today before Fair Work Deputy President Beaumont in his Perth chambers (Sharkey).