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Should Mandatory Vaccination Be the New Workplace “Normal”?

As Australian workplaces adjust to the “new normal”, questions regarding the reasonableness of mandating staff COVID vaccination are being more frequently asked. As it stands, the State and Federal Government’s opinion is that vaccines are not considered a requirement...

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What to Consider Before Firing Employees in the COVID Era

The Fair Work Act offers guidance in a COVID-19 context to employers who may be unsure whether they can lawfully stand down employees when their roles become redundant. The Fair Work Commission recently heard a case involving a Melbourne school who stood down two...

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New Industrial Manslaughter Laws in WA

Tougher penalties are on the way which endeavour to ensure Western Australian employers mandate a culture of safety and implement safety policies in their companies. New industrial manslaughter laws contained in the Work Health and Safety Act 2020 (WA) will see those...

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WHS Says Employers Liable for Employee Noncompliance

A Court has urged Employers to take the Work Health and Safety Act “very seriously” as they may well still be held accountable for actions that were not necessarily their own. Landmark Roofing Pty Ltd was found to be liable for the death of a roofing apprentice which...

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How Arcadian is Helping Others Reach Carbon Neutrality

Australian grass-fed beef producers will be given further incentive to reduce their greenhouse emissions as Arcadian Organic Meat pledges to accumulate ACCUs on their behalf. After becoming carbon neutral in 2019, Arcadian’s scheme is designed to ensure they further...

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Casual Worker Status Clarified in Fair Work Reforms

The Fair Work Amendment (Supporting Australia’s Jobs and Economic Recovery) Act 2021 (Cth) provides clarity for causal workers, a significant part of the Australian workforce, as to where they stand with their employers by aiding them to identify the nature of their...

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NSW Land Tax Relief Application Deadline Extended

The NSW Government has pledged to continue supporting commercial landowners by extending the deadline by which an application must be lodged for the 2021 COVID-19 land tax relief package to 31 May 2021. The program, which provides financial relief to landowners who...

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