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Unschooled: Catholic Employer Defeats Union Claim

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In a recent decision, the Federal Court handed down good news for employers, finding that organisations that run schools and other ventures are not required to apply school-based enterprise agreements to employees that do not work in schools. Background As well as running Mater Dei School, Mater Dei also ran a Living Skills Program. The…

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Flawed Investigations: A Tale of Two Cases

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A Tale of Two Cases The cases below highlight the need for employers to ensure staff are afforded procedural fairness when conducting investigations into workplace conduct. Maintain a balance The following case is a reminder to consider the conduct of all employees when conducting investigations.  It also tells us the importance of telling employees all…

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Understanding how to understand

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Understanding the Neuroscience of Conflict He who knows others is wise. He who knows himself is enlightened – Lao Tzu Ahead of her upcoming workshop, Kathryn Berkett, trainer and expert in Educational Psychology gives us a quick glimpse at the vital role neuroscience plays in understanding employees and their interactions in the workplace. Not many…

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Spotlight on: Sister Mary Comer

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In this edition of the Spotlight series, we talk to Sister Mary Comer who was previously the leader of the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Sacred Heart. She reflects upon the memorable moment when she received the ‘call’ to enter religious life, and discusses the meaning and role of faith, in…

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