Labour Law and Poverty: Exploring the Connections

La Trobe Law La Trobe University Anthony O'Donnell

By Anthony O’Donnell The recent decision of the Fair Work Commission to cut Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers has drawn attention to the key role our regulatory institutions play in ensuring people’s financial well-being. In fact, this… Continue Reading

Law School Seminar: In whose interests? The trade union official as fiduciary

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

Abstract Trade union officials have been held to owe fiduciary obligations to their union based on an analogy with company directors. The case law focuses on misuse of union resources, as seen in the recent high profile case brought against… Continue Reading

Ai Group and La Trobe Law School Partnership, Internship Program

Partnership In 2016 La Trobe University and Ai Group partnered to provide internship opportunities for law students. Eligible students are required to have studied employment law and to be enrolled in a relevant placement elective at La Trobe University. Ai… Continue Reading

A Bigger Role for the Victorian Government in Relation to Insecure Work?

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

By Jill Murray The Victorian government has set up an Inquiry into Labour Hire and Insecure Work, headed by Professor Anthony Forsyth of RMIT University. The Inquiry’s terms of reference note that the government’s law-making powers in relation to work… Continue Reading

Error of Law in Royal Commission Submissions on the AWU?

Jill Murray La Trobe Law

By Associate Professor Jill Murray Does a union official owe a fiduciary obligation to members of an individual workplace in relation to the process of enterprise bargaining? The Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption (hereafter… Continue Reading