A s.768BB (Application for an order about coverage for employee organisations under a state instrument) by CPSU (the Community and Public Sector Union) which is targeting Australian Unity Home Care Services Pty Ltd has persuaded Commissioner Johns in Sydney on 16 April 2019 to allow the CPSU to represent Australian Unity staff.

Japara will argue a s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) matter this morning before Fair Work Commissioner Wilson in Court 9 – Level 5 in Melbourne (Sarmiento).

Commonwealth of Australia (represented by the Department of Human Services) is facing a s.365 (Application to deal with contraventions involving dismissal) before Fair Work Commissioner Yilmaz in his ACT chambers (Nickam).

A four yearly review of modern awards (S.156 – 4 yearly review of modern awards) will be undertaken today by the Fair Work Full Bench in Hearing Room 15-1 – Level 15 in Sydney.

A s.185 (Enterprise agreement) application from Gippsland Lakes Community Health for its Gippsland Lakes Community Health, Community Support Worker’s Agreement 2018-2021 (Health and Welfare Services) has been ratified by Fair Work Commissioner McKinnon in Melbourne on 15 April 2019.

Uniting Church in Australia Property Trust (NSW) Uniting Mission and Education is facing a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Commissioner Johns in Hearing Room 11-4 – Level 11 in Sydney (Bleyerveen).

An Adelaide aged care worker who bashed an elderly resident at a nursing home has been jailed for a year. Michael Mullen, 52, was found guilty of the aggravated assault of 72-year-old Elizabeth Hannaford in November 2015. The attack took place while Mullen was working a night shift at Southern Cross Care’s Lourdes Valley nursing home at Myrtle Bank. In victim impact statements read before sentencing, Ms Hannaford’s daughter, Joanna Warde, said her mother deteriorated after the assault.

Businessman Peter Smedley, known in his heyday as “Pac-Man” for a big appetite for acquisitions when running funds management group Colonial and then logistics company Mayne Group, is being remembered fondly by family and former colleagues. Mr Smedley died on April 11 aged 76 after battling cancer. Peter Smedley was a driving force in the Orygen Youth Health Research Centre in Melbourne devoted to improving mental health for young people and had also been a long-time contributor and chairman of the charity CARE Australia.