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Rosemount Good Shepherd to host conference on creating pathways for young women

Our Daughters is a one-day conference event for educators, health/welfare workers and community leaders, profiling pathways to build outstanding opportunities and outcomes for young women in Australia. The conference will highlight current areas of inequity and disadvantage that can make it difficult for young women to reach their full potential in the education arena, as well as…

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Cardinal Timothy Dolan meets with Catholic businesses during his first Australian visit

Last week, Tony Farley had the pleasure of meeting His Eminence, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, at a luncheon for the Sydney Catholic Business Network. A renowned theologian, history scholar and passionate educator, His Eminence was taking part in his first visit to Australia, where he received an honorary Doctorate from the Australian…

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New ‘test case’ provides clarification on FWC jurisdiction to deal with bullying complaints

On 1 January 2014, new Fair Work Act provisions around bullying took effect, enabling employees who believe they are being bullied at work to apply to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for an order to stop the bullying. As CCER has previously advised members, these new provisions only apply to constitutionally covered businesses (including registered…

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Variation to SCHADS Award – Important notice for Employers

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) recently made a decision to vary the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award). The variation was as a result of an appeal by the Australian Services Union (ASU) against Vice President Watson’s decision in June 2013 to reject their application to make a number…

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