A s.437 (Application for a protected action ballot order) sought by United Voice involving Crown Melbourne Ltd has been granted by Fair Work Deputy President Gostencnik in Melbourne on 26 September 2019.

Inaugural Margaret River-Busselton Tourism Association chief executive Pip Close will return to the region later this year for a special projects role. Ms Close, comes from a high-profile job heading up North Queensland’s tourism association, which she started after her departure from the MRBTA more than two years ago. MRBTA said it was a six-month contract role only, and Ms Close would not return to the chief executive gig despite the association’s decision not to hire a replacement after parting ways early with Claire Savage and splitting the chief executive’s role between top managers Cinde Fisher, Steve Harrison and Sharna Kearney. Ms Kearney is on maternity leave and Mr Harrison is on a leave of absence.

Crown Melbourne Ltd is still wrestling with a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Deputy President Young in Court 10 – Level 5 in Melbourne (Singh).

The Federal Court has fined a public sector employer Airservices Australia $12,000 for forcing its staff to take leave during the annual Christmas and New Year shutdown.

An application for approval of the Alliance Airlines Pty Ltd Aircraft Engineers (Brisbane) Enterprise Agreement 2019 (s.185 – Application for approval of a single-enterprise agreement) will be heard by Commissioner Booth in chambers in Brisbane.

TAA CEO Michael Johnson has welcomed the recent appointment of Phillipa Harrison as Tourism Australia’s new managing director.

Crown Melbourne Ltd is to defend a s.394 (Application for unfair dismissal remedy) before Fair Work Deputy President Mansini in Court 11 – Level 5 in Melbourne (Singh).

Virgin Australia Regional Airlines has a s.739 (Application to deal with a dispute) set for hearing by Deputy President Beaumont in chambers in Perth (Pond).