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Penalties in Force for failure to verify WWCC

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If you are involved in recruiting this year, remember to ensure you verify the Working With Children Checks (WWWCs) for new starters and volunteers you have engaged in child related work.   In June last year, changes to the NSW child protection legislation came into effect which mean employers now face penalties if they fail…

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Ethical Christmas Shopping

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We’re dusting off Ruth Moraes’s guide to ethical shopping because it’s still so relevant.  Not only does it remind us of the true spirit of giving, it’s full of tips that ensure your gift doesn’t come at a cost to other people and the planet. Here are some top tips from the full article “Ethical…

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Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2017

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Awesome.  That word pretty much sums up our Youth Festival experience. It was fantastic meeting, chatting and posing (see our fabulous pics) with the next generation and those paving the way for them. It was pretty much non-stop action at the CCER booth.  Thousands of people stopped by to learn more about the important work…

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Blast from the past

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CCER’s Desiree Blackett explains how our prehistoric ancestry affects the way we work.   I recently heard Nigel Oseland, an Environmental Psychologist, speak about two concepts – evolutionary psychology and biophilic needs.  After hearing him explain their impact, I wondered why these concepts aren’t common knowledge.   So what are they and why are they…

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