Uniting Care Queensland & Thomas are facing a s.365 (Application to deal with contraventions involving dismissal) before Fair Work Commissioner McKinnon in Chambers in Melbourne (Faustini) at 10AM today.

A social housing manager has moved $12k into her bank account. But Judge Michael Burnett said while Rockhampton Affordable Housing folded after the fraud, the money Brown took would not have caused the company’s demise.

A s.394 (Unfair dismissal) application by Melissa Tuchin citing Ekera Dental Pty Ltd has failed. Fair Work Deputy President Clancy in Melbourne on 22 may 2019 said Ms Tuchin “failed to actively prosecute her case and has provided no explanation to the Commission for either her continued failure to comply with the directions or her failure to attend the non-compliance hearing on 10 May 2019. This is despite acknowledging in the call to the Commission on 16 May 2019 that she had received an email directing her to file material by 17 May 2019. In these circumstances, I am persuaded that I should exercise my discretion under s.399A and dismiss Ms Tuchin’s application. This ends her unfair dismissal application.”

A Queensland Rail protection officer who broke the finger of a paramedic as he tried to kick the man in the face has today been sentenced to 12 months’ jail for the shocking attack on the front line emergency services worker. More than four years ago, Shaun Patrick Blackley, 39, was found lying on the road at Kelvin Grove with a bleeding arm. Local residents called an ambulance and paramedic Mark Northfield was the first to arrive on scene. After Blackley was transferred to hospital and was being unloaded from the stretcher by Mr Northfield, the man kicked his right leg out, aiming for the father-of-three’s head, Brisbane court today heard. Mr Northfield put his hands up to protect his face from the blow when he “heard his finger snap”, the Brisbane District Court was told on Thursday. The shocking details of the attack were aired during a sentencing hearing after Blackley pleaded guilty to the serious assault of a public officer in June 2014. Blackley was sentenced to 12 months’ jail but released on parole immediately for the attack on the man the court said was “simply trying to help”. Blackley was also ordered to pay $3,000 in compensation.

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application from One Hundred & Seventy Nine Napier St Hostel Assoc Inc T/A Napier Street Aged Care Services for the Napier Street Aged Care Services Enterprise Agreement 2018 has been ratified by Deputy President Gostencnik sitting in Melbourne on 22 May 2018.

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application sought by National Ageing Research Institute Limited for its National Ageing Research Institute Ltd Enterprise Agreement 2018-2021 has been been ratified by Fair Work Deputy President Gostencnik in Melbourne on 23 May 2019.

Mecwacare is still dealing with a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) with adjudication from Deputy President Colman expected in Court 7 – Level 6 in Melbourne today (Paganoni).

Royal Freemasons Benevolent Institution is to face a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) today before Fair Work Deputy President Boyce in chambers in Sydney (Arthur).