Recent Updates

Recent Updates


Natural Justice – a weapon or a protection?

Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Relationships
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

The concept of natural justice is a very old one. It, like Captain Cook, travelled to our shores over 200 years ago and yet in 2018 it is still often a misunderstood concept.  This should not surprise me as “natural … read more

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Single Touch Payroll – Are you ready for 1 July reporting to the ATO?

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by John McKenzie

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will require mandatory real time reporting of payroll information through your payroll solution at the time you pay your employees using the Single Touch Payroll system. Last July we alerted you of the upcoming changes … read more

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Increased regulation in the Queensland labour hire industry – Is your organisation at risk?

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Ashley Lynch

On 16 April 2018, the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld) (‘the Act’) commenced operation in Queensland. The intention of the Act is to protect labour hire workers from exploitation and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry. … read more

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Behavioural Insights Drives Organisational Success

Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
Posted on by Isaac Baker

Are you a rational decision-maker free of bias and undue influence? This may surprise, but behavioural sciences research suggests that most people aren’t like Spock from Star Trek. Instead, we tend to be — at least some of the time — … read more

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Social Media, Work Colleagues and Alcohol – Not a Good Mix

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Posted on by Charles Lentini

The FWC decision of Luke Colwell v Sydney International Container Terminals Pty Limited [2018] FWC 174 has outlined the parameters for when out of hours social media use has a relevant connection to the workplace in cases of sexual harassment. … read more

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Choosing the right mediator

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Katy Russell

Many organisations are aware of the effectiveness of mediation as intervention to resolve challenging workplace conflict. The parties to the conflict are usually highly emotional and there is typically a risk of more formal processes or litigation if the situation … read more

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The Six most common reasons people don’t have performance discussions

Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
Posted on by Lisa Paton

I have been coaching and supporting leaders to get true behavioural change for more years than I care to admit.  When I think about the one thing that will make the life of a leader easier in the long run … read more

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FWC decides first arbitrated case under Section 319

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

Section 319 of the Fair Work Act, 2009 (the Act) allows for an application to be made to apply the Enterprise Agreement of the old employer to new employees following a transfer of employment. The normal scheme of the Act, … read more

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What cheesed me off over the festive period?

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Cheryl-Anne Laird

Welcome to 2018, it is my hope that everyone had a wonderful festive season. Many people find the festive season a bit of a challenge and become annoyed at a plethora of different things. Although I don’t want to start … read more

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New Labour Hire licensing laws to commence in April 2018

Employment & Industrial Relations
Posted on by Jo Foster

Late last year the Queensland Government passed the Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017.  The enactment of this Bill changes how businesses in Queensland interact with companies who provide labour hire.  The Act comes into effect on 16 April 2018 and … read more

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