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Government announces plan to tackle workplace bullies

The Federal Government last week announced amendments to the Fair Work Act 2009 in response to last year’s parliamentary inquiry into workplace bullying. The proposal, which will give the Fair Work Commission more power to tackle individual cases of workplace bullying, supported the majority of the 23 recommendations made by the House of Representatives committee. The…

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A Conversation with Cardinal George Pell

The Church and public were shocked this week by the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. Katrina Lee, Communications Director at the Archdiocese of Sydney, speaks to Cardinal George Pell to get his reaction to the decision and to discuss the Pope’s legacy, his leadership and writings and the process that takes place from now….

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The Gen Y workplace revolution

This September, attendees at CCER’s Conference, The Creative Future of Work, will be be introduced to a range of new ideas about where the world of work is heading. But regardless of what the thought leaders predict, one thing is for certain – adapting to the ways of Gen Y will be crucial for employers…

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Fair Work Act financial penalties raised

Late in 2012, Federal Parliament passed legislation to increase financial penalties for all Commonwealth offences, raising the value of a penalty unit from $110 to $170. Why is this important for employers? A person may be ordered to pay a penalty if they are found to have contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth). This…

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