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A Shared Vision: Implementing Child Safety Workplace Standards

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September 2020 IN BRIEF: On 21 August, The NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian released a guide to implementing the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards – specifically in faith-based organisations.      The 2019 National Catholic Safeguarding Standards The 10 National Catholic Safeguarding Standards were first published in May 2019 by Catholic Professional Standards Ltd (CPSL) in…

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JobKeeper Scheme and Fair Work Act Changes Extended

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2 September 2020 IN BRIEF: Yesterday, Parliament enacted legislation (The Coronavirus Economic Response Package (JobKeeper Payments) Amendment Bill 2020) to extend the operation of the JobKeeper scheme from 28 September 2020 until 28 March 2021. The changes will reduce the amount of JobKeeper payments to eligible employers and employees as previously announced by the Australian Government on…

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Common Sense Prevails in High Court Decision

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13 August 2020 IN BRIEF: Today the High Court overturned the 2019 Mondelez decision which impacted the accrual and application of personal/carer’s leave for employees working non-standard or variable hours. The High Court of Australia has granted the appeals by Mondelez International and the Australian Government against the decision of the Federal Court in the Mondelez…

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COVID-19 Update: Decision Issued to Retail Award

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6 August 2020 CCER previously advised members that the Fair Work Commission (FWC) had extended variations to most modern awards to provide an entitlement to unpaid pandemic leave and the ability to take annual leave at half pay. These provisions provide additional workplace flexibility to respond to issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. On 27 July…

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