Are you using the updated Fair Work Information Statement?

The Fair Work Ombudsman have updated the Fair Work Information Statement (FWIS), effective 13 August 2020. It is mandatory for employers to provide any new employees with a copy of the FWIS upon commencement of their employment. The FWIS contains information about the...

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Drought Management Research and Planning Now

Many Australian farmers have experienced relief as the most significant drought on record has been alleviated by significant rainfall across the country. Climate scientist from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) Roger Stone has urged decision makers to take...

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Succession Planning in the COVID-19 Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has created new challenges in many fields, including succession and estate planning. Now is an important time to consider and address how changing circumstances may have impacted on your succession and estate plans. One of the main challenges...

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FWC Discussion on Enterprise Agreements

In the recent decision of CFMMEU v C&H Acquisition Pty Ltd [2020] (‘CFMMEU’) the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) provided clarification on the approval process for enterprise agreements, particularly in relation to undertakings. Enterprise agreements...

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Federal Government Will Not Appeal Landmark Court Ruling

In 2011 the Gillard Government suspended live exports of cattle to Indonesia, after strong public backlash to footage of animal cruelty in Indonesian abattoirs. This decision was the subject of a landmark ruling by the Federal Court in June 2020. In Brett Cattle...

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Clarification on JobKeeper Enabling Stand Down Directions

New provisions in the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (‘the Act’) allow an employer who qualifies for the JobKeeper scheme to issue an eligible employee with a stand down direction, temporarily reducing their hours of work. Where a JobKeeper enabling stand down direction is...

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Annual Update on Australian Beef Sustainability

The Annual Update on Australian Beef Sustainability has recently been published. The Annual Update informs the industry and wider community on how the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework is being implemented. The Framework was first developed to guide the beef...

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