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About Cheryl-Anne Laird

Cheryl-Anne has positioned herself as a confident and trusted advisor. Cheryl-Anne has built an enviable reputation for her energy and commitment to quality and value. She believes passionately that building strong long term relationships, and becoming part of the issue resolution process, is the best path to excellent client outcomes. Beyond work, Cheryl-Anne loves to travel, enjoys reading, live theatre, trying new restaurants and spending quality time with friends and family.

Natural Justice – a weapon or a protection?

Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Relationships
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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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FWC decides first arbitrated case under Section 319

Employment & Industrial Relations
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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
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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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Can you be the investigator and the hero?

Employment & Industrial Relations
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In my last blog I explored the issue of managing emotional responses from interviewees in investigations. Hopefully it provided you with some useful information to make life a little easier when you find yourself interviewing in such circumstances. But, even with … read more

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We are not alone – investigations can take a toll on all parties.

Employment & Industrial Relations
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In my last blog I looked at some learnings from the international conference of the Association of Workplace Investigators (AWI) that I had the pleasure of speaking at in Los Angeles in early October. One of those learnings was that … read more

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International learnings from the Association for Workplace Investigators (AWI) conference

Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Relationships
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I recently attended the AWI conference in Los Angeles. Attendees at the conference were primarily from the United States (U.S.), with a few from Canada and a smaller contingent from Australia. I was a member of an international panel looking … read more

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Finalist in the 2017 APS Workplace Excellence Awards

Employment & Industrial Relations, Human Resources & Relationships, Organisational Advisors & Psychologists
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Livingstones are proud to have been selected as Finalist in the  Australian Psychology Society (APS) Workplace Excellence Awards in partnership with the DSITI for their IT Graduate Development Program. Livingstones worked with the Queensland Government Chief Information Office (QGCIO) to … read more

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Launch of the Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators in QLD

Employment & Industrial Relations
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The Australasian Association of Workplace Investigators (AAWI) is launching the Queensland Branch of the Association on 13 September 2017. The AWWI has been running in Australia since 2016 and is now expanding to Queensland.  The professional association will provide its … read more

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Why we must tackle mental health issues to tackle homelessness

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

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          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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