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Recent Updates


Gone but Not Forgotten – Employer’s Obligations to Former Bargaining Representatives

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Ben Cooper

A Full Bench decision of the Fair Work Commission has terminated the approval of an enterprise agreement because the employer did not serve the F16 and F17 upon the National Union of Workers which was, for a limited time, a … read more

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Are you ready to report your payroll data to the ATO in real time?

Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Eve Harward

A new initiative from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) requires real time reporting of payroll information through your payroll solution at the time you pay your employees using the Single Touch Payroll system. The ATO considers that this initiative will … read more

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4 yearly review of modern awards – casual & part-time employment

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Reece Heald

In a decision provided by the Fair Work Commission (‘the FWC’) as part of the 4 yearly review of modern awards, the FWC has decided to vary a number of provisions in relation to casual and part-time employment. Various employer … read more

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What does a Mouse and Alzheimer’s Have in Common? The “How to” of Transformational Leadership

Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
Posted on by Heidi Nemme

Try this simple exercise. Stop what you are doing. Now take the mouse of your computer and open a new browser. In the search bar type in “Transformational Leadership”. Scroll to the bottom of the page. Next, place the mouse … read more

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Celebrating Flexible Work

Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Nadia Taylor

In honor of Australia’s first national Flexible Working Day on Wednesday 21 June 2017, Livingstones Director and Head of Strategy, Nadia Taylor shares her experience. Watch this short video https://youtu.be/Uzo3uKXmMIc  to hear what flexible work looks like for Nadia Taylor and … read more

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Mental health is also about mental fitness

Human Resources & Relationships, Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
Posted on by Blake Redding

With nearly 20% of homeless Australians being under 12 years of age, the fight to tackle homelessness is crucial. In coming across the alarming stat that “a vast majority of Australians are only two pay checks away from homelessness”, I … read more

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Transitional Arrangements for Sunday Penalty Rates: What Employers Need to Know

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Bridget O'Connor

On 5 June 2017, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission issued a decision in relation to the transitional reduction of Sunday penalty rates. The decision determined that the reductions to Sunday penalty rates will be phased-in over four … read more

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Why we must tackle mental health issues to tackle homelessness

General
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

As I have said before, there are many complex reasons why people become homeless; however having mental health issues is one of the major contributing reasons. It is not always the mental health condition itself that leads to the homelessness, … read more

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Why can’t we all be like Mr Spock? Emotional Intelligence at Work

Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
Posted on by Heidi Nemme

“Check your emotions in at the door” “I need to remain professional at all times” “I don’t do emotions” “Emotions are for women” Sound familiar? Like ‘Accountability’, the use of the word ‘Emotions’ in the context of the workplace tends … read more

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What would make me head out into the cold – again?

Uncategorized
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

          Last year was my first year participating in the CEO Sleepout. The CEO Sleepout is a major fundraising event for St Vincent de Paul, where CEO’s and Senior Executives give up a night in their … read more

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