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Having the ‘talk’: discussing faith in the workplace

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Recently, a colleague and I were given the opportunity to present a series of spiritual reflections in our workplace during each week of Lent. While this may seem like a straightforward request in a Catholic workplace, the challenge lay in trying to present these reflections in a way that was accessible and informative for everyone…

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Don’t let your letters come back to bite you

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Are you writing letters that might be used by employees against you in court? The judgment in the recent case of Thomas v MWS Pty Ltd [2019] FWC 62 demonstrates that a poorly worded letter can be fatal to defending a decision to dismiss an employee. Background The Applicant, Mr Jason Thomas, refused to sign…

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Police Checks and when to use them

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Organisations in a child-related sector will be well aware of the requirement for staff in child-related positions, to have a Working With Children Check clearance. But what about roles in a non-child related sector or other situations where a Working With Children Check isn’t required?  You might also want to know about non-child related offences…

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Things to know before the public holidays

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The Easter and ANZAC public holidays are fast-approaching, which means for most of us, some well-deserved time off with friends and family to celebrate these important occasions. Unfortunately however, some of us need to work during this time. To ensure operations continue to flow smoothly during this period, we’ve outlined below some useful reminders on…

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