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Update on the Four Year Modern Award Review

The Fair Work Commission is currently undertaking the first four-yearly review of all modern awards. CCER has summarised the current status of the review and decisions to date which may be relevant to CCER members. Ending of Transitional Arrangements On 31 October 2014 the Fair Work Commission Full Bench handed down its first substantive decision…

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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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