ASU wins changes to the Victorian Local Government Award, but Councils challenge longer shifts for Casuals

On 23 August 2021, the Fair Work Commission determined to make some amendments to the Victorian Local Government Award 2015 (VLG Award). The changes came off the back of an application by the Australian Services Union, which wa...

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The risks of writing your own Will

The coronavirus pandemic has thrown our lives into a state of uncertainty and during this time many people are considering whether they should make a Will or they are reflecting on their existing Wills to see whether it clearly se...

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The effects of social media on the 2020 Victorian Local Government election

In 2020, many Victorian Councils were faced with the difficulties of navigating an election period during the COVID pandemic. This contributed to candidate behaviours that were questionable, disruptive and unethical. The Local Gov...

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Preparing for 100% Electronic Lodgement of Property Dealings in NSW

On 11 October 2021, changes to NSW's land titles system will be introduced to transition NSW away from paper-based processes. These changes will be implemented under the Real Property Amendment (Certificates of Title) Act 2021. Th...

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ASIC releases reference checking protocol for mortgage brokers and financial advisors

New laws that introduce mandatory reference checking in respect to financial advisors and mortgage brokers before they are hired into new positions will take effect from 1 October 2021. These amendments to the Corporations Act ...

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No jab, no work – FWO’s updated advice still leaves questions for employers

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) posted updated guidance on its website last night relating to the power of employers to mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for their employees. This is an issue that we have also discussed before. Pr...

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