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What to know when employing casual nurses on weekends and public holidays?

A recent decision by the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has changed the way casual employees under the Nurses Award 2010 are to be paid when working public holidays, weekends and overtime. Previously there were conflicting interpretations on how penalty loadings under the Nurses Award should be calculated, however the more commonly adopted approach was…

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Check Yourself: New Updates to NDIS Worker Screening


In most states and territories, NDIS workers now need to have an acceptable check in place to provide support and services to people with disabilities, on behalf of a registered NDIS provider. On 1 July 2019, the NDIS Quality and Safeguarding Commission (NDIS Commission) assumed responsibility for the registration of NDIS providers delivering support and…

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Are you complying with the National Catholic Safeguarding Standards?

The National Catholic Safeguarding Standards have recently been published by Catholic Professional Standards Ltd. The Standards provide a framework to assist Catholic entities to promote the safety of children through the implementation of policies and activities to prevent, respond to and report concerns regarding child abuse. They are designed to be implemented by all Catholic…

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For the Love of teaching

‘And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.’ – Acts 2:42 In last term’s reflection Stephen spoke about fellowship and the breaking of bread, particularly in the workplace. However, there is another side to the passage of Acts 2:42. ‘I feel blessed to be able to work in…

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