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Faith at Work celebrated in St Mary’s Cathedral

The first Missionaries of Charity nuns arrived in Bourke by bus in the early 1970s after Mother Theresa herself visited the town’s Aboriginal reserve in 1969. Each of the sisters carried only a small bucket, a spare habit, shoes and a thin mattress. They have remained an enduring part of the local community since, providing…

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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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Bishop Manning Lecture postponed

We are sorry to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, the Bishop Manning Lecture to be held this Thursday 3 April at Loreto Kirribilli has been cancelled. The event will be rescheduled for another date later in 2014. CCER will advise members – and those who had registered for the event – when the new…

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