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NEWS ALERT: MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE

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Minimum Wage Rises By 3.5% In Brief: The Minimum Wage Panel has decided to increase the National Minimum Wage and all Modern Award minimum rates of pay by 3.5%. The decision will increase the National Minimum wage to $719.20 per week, calculated on the basis of a week of 38 ordinary hours, or $18.93 per hour. CCER members have…

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Emanuele and the Pope

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In her Autumn Reflection, CCER’s Kirrily McDermott, explores the link between patience, persistence and faith…and how they all came together to help a little boy named Emanuele.    There’s a beautiful video being circulated on the internet at the moment which you may have already seen. It’s of a little Italian boy, Emanuele, around 7 or…

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Working this weekend? This YouTuber can help you keep the faith

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Being major providers of health, aged care and disability services, the Catholic church has many employees who have to work on the weekends.  For them, getting to mass on Sunday is nigh on impossible.  Father Geoffrey Plant, from St Michael’s Parish Lane Cove, has come up with a solution.  The keen Youtuber makes his homilies available…

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Help Is At Hand: New Rules for FDV Leave

Family or domestic violence is an anathema that society as a whole is still struggling to stamp out. Physical, emotional or financial abuse can pervade all aspects of a victim’s life. The workplace is no exception. The Fair Work Commission has recently ruled that organisations must allow up to five days of unpaid leave each year…

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