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Teacher on school excursion comes a cropper

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A recent workers compensation case illustrates the importance of good planning for employers to ensure the safety of staff and highlights how an employee may be left counting the cost of unapproved recreational activities while on a work excursion. Background Ms Glass was employed by Brisbane Catholic Education as a teacher at Xavier Catholic College…

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Kerrie Yates returns with some important changes

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After a sold-out event last year, facilitator, mediator and assessor, Kerrie Yates returns to CCER to host her popular workshop, Managing Change. Ahead of her upcoming workshop, she wants us to embrace challenges and criticisms of change: The pace and volume of change has meant that many staff have become wary of and weary about…

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New Amendments and Guidelines Released

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Crimes Act With amendments to the NSW Crimes Act 1900 taking effect on 31 August, new offences of concealing a child abuse offence or failing to remove or reduce the risk itself, have been announced. Ensure your employees are aware of any consequent individual obligations. Want to minimise risk and find out how we can…

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Proposed Changes to the SCHADS Award

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As you may be aware, the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award) is currently under review by the Fair Work Commission (the FWC) as part of the 4 yearly review of modern awards which commenced in 2014. CCER has previously advised you about changes made to the SCHADS Award…

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