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Closures due to catastrophic bushfires

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As the summer months are getting closer, we are facing raging bushfires that have sadly already taken lives and hundreds of homes. A state of emergency has been declared with some schools, businesses and other services already having closed down, with more to follow given the “catastrophic” conditions forecast for tomorrow. A number of members…

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Are Fair Work claims rising?

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According to the Fair Work Commission’s annual report unfair dismissals comprise about 45% of all applications. The total number of claims (just under 14,000) is similar to recent years with about 80% being successfully conciliated. The most significant trend is a continuing increase in the number of general protection claims. The number increased by 9%…

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Important Update: Changes to the Aged Care Award

In a decision issued on 18 October 2019, the Fair Work Commission made changes to the Aged Care Award 2010 (the Award) varying classifications and minimum engagement provisions from the first full pay period (FFPP) on or after 25 October 2019. The decision to vary the Award also includes amendments to casual weekend and public…

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Find Out About Paid Leave For Dads

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CCER recently welcomed a new addition to its family. Welcome to the world baby Mateo Segarra! New Dad, Administration Officer José, said that “taking time off when Mateo was born was great. It allowed me to spend those first crucial days bonding with my son. It was amazing to see how much he changed in…

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