Recent Changes to Employment Legislation and Regulations

In this edition: Changes to thresholds and rates Casual conversion Casual loading and double dipping Long Service Leave Act New Victorian Long Service Benefits Portability Scheme New Labour Hire Licensing Schem...

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Lending the homeless a helping hand

It's estimated 49,200 people will sleep rough on the street across Australia this year, and the number is increasing. The Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) was launched in 1982 with just four staff. Over the following year...

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The unintended outcome of the US China Trade war – Australian manufacturers accuse US exporters of unfair trade practices

In the trade war between the US and China it is the Chinese that are painted by the US as not playing by the rules. In an ironic turn of events, the Australian Government is now investigating claims that in response to the US Chin...

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Ready, Set, Go! – Tracking the Implementation of the Recommendations of the Banking Royal Commission

Click here to download a copy of this report The report of the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry made 76 recommendations to improve the sector. With so many d...

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Social and climate change impacts considered in rejecting development consent for new coal mine: The Rocky Hill case

On 8 February 2019 Chief Justice Preston of the Land and Environment Court handed down his judgement in Gloucester Resources Limited v Minister for Planning [2019] NSWLEC 7. The case involved the refusal of development consent ...

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Contamination Investigations – the Requirements for Your Next DA

Consent authorities are becoming increasingly reluctant to grant development consent subject to a condition that investigations into the nature and extent of contamination can be carried out after, instead of before, the granting ...

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