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Child Protection – Important Changes to the NSW Reportable Conduct Scheme

A new Reportable Conduct Scheme (the Scheme) for child protection will apply in NSW from 1 March 2020 following the transfer of the Scheme from the NSW Ombudsman to the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG) under the new Children’s Guardian Act 2019 (NSW) (the Act). The Scheme oversights how organisations investigate and report on allegations…

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Stressed at Work? There’s Leave for That

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Most of us are familiar with Work Health Safety requirements. The model laws aim to protect workers from harm by ensuring the safety of employees and reducing the risk of workplace insurance claims. Risk prevention strategies for physical injuries include: “Don’t run in the office. Avoid trip hazards. Bend your knees before you pick up…

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How well do you know the National Employment Standards?

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We advised members at the end of last year that the Fair Work Ombudsman has released an updated Fair Work Information Statement. The statement, which details important information about pay and minimum employment entitlements contained in the National Employment Standards (NES) must be given to all new employees. The NES are the ten legislated minimum…

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Webinar: Workplace Bullying and Harassment

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Bullying and harassment have no place in a Catholic workplace.  Catholic Social Teaching holds that work is dignified and an intrinsic good, and that workers must always be respected and valued. Bullying is also costly.  According to statistics recently released by Safe Work Australia, work-related bullying and harassment accounts for 20% of serious mental health…

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