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Fair Work Amendment Bill passed

Last night the Government’s Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013 was passed by the Senate, introducing a number of changes to legislation.

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National Minimum Wage increased

The Minimum Wage Panel has today handed down its decision to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 2.6%. The decision will increase the National Minimum Wage from 1 July 2013 to $622.20 per week, or $16.37 per hour.

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Deadline arrives for new Gender Reporting Obligations

This week the first deadline arrives for the Workplace Gender Equity Act 2012, bringing into effect new measures to promote equality for both women and men in the workplace. The Act, which was passed in Parliament in November 2012, is intended to: Promote and improve gender equality (including equal remuneration between women and men) in…

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15 June announced as start date for NEW Working with Children Check!

Last week, CCER received notification that The Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012 was to commence on the 15 June 2013, bringing into effect a new process for Working with Children Checks. Accompanying the announcement was the publication of the Regulation – click through to the CCER website to access a complete copy. It will be…

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