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Continuing to Work through COVID-19: Employer and Employee Obligations

Chris Mills The sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the protective measures mandated by Commonwealth and State Governments are causing significant disruption and uncertainty for both employers and employees. At the date of this update, the Queensland Chief Health Officer has directed workers to work from home if the work can reasonably be performed…
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New Legislation may extend liability for Child Abuse to organisations that are not subject to existing child protection regimes. Are you prepared?

New Legislation may extend liability for Child Abuse to organisations that are not subject to existing child protection regimes. Are you prepared? New laws passed by the Queensland Parliament are set to give victims of institutional child abuse greater access to claims against institutions. The laws were announced in late 2019 and will come into…
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Whistleblower Policies Now Mandated by Law

3 September 2019 Contributors Companies limited by guarantee must now ensure they have a compliant whistleblower policy or face potential penalties of up to $12,600, loss of tax concessions and de-registration Key Information - Charities and not-for-profits incorporated as companies limited by guarantee are required to implement a whistleblower policy by 1 January 2020; -…
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