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18 September 2018
On Sunday 16 September Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the Government’s decision to establish a Royal Commission into the aged care sector. The Royal Commission will primarily look at the quality of care provided in residential and home aged care to senior Australians. It will also include young Australians with disabilities living in residential aged care settings.
17 September 2018
It was wonderful to hear Susan Pascoe AM provide the keynote address at the Community Directors Conference on Friday, 14th of September. Susan was the former Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission and is now (amongst many other things), the Chair of the Community Directors Council.
7 September 2018
Jim Collin’s much-quoted observation is true – great companies need to have the right people on the bus. In the not-for-profit sector, this is particularly true of the board. A cohesive, competent and ethical board is critical for the good governance and reputation of any not-for-profit organisation.
4 September 2018
The ACNC legislation included a requirement that it be reviewed within five years of the ACNC being established. This report is the outcome of that review and follows an extensive consultation process.
30 August 2018
Strathmore Secondary College is under investigation following the accidental publication of over 300 student records. The breach was slammed by education minister James Merlino as “nothing short of appalling”...
29 August 2018
Yesterday the Victorian Government announced that Melba Support Services (Melba) was one of five disability services organisations who will be taking over the State’s disability accommodation and respite services.
22 August 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has secured a significant penalty of almost $100,000 against a former Caltex franchisee due to fabricated wage records. What makes this important, and not from a – “this is a very high penalty point of view” – is the fact that this is the highest penalty thus far solely for record keeping breaches.
21 August 2018
On 5 July 2018 the NSW Industrial relations Commission (“the Commission”) upheld the dismissal of a Deputy Principal after he was sacked for not disclosing a conflict of interest when he was involved in a selection panel that awarded a promotion to a fellow teacher he was in a relationship with…
20 August 2018
In Harris & Dewell and Anor (25 May 2018), the Full Court of the Family Court dismissed an appeal by a wife, Ms Dewell claiming that a unit trust, held solely by her husband’s father, should be counted in the property pool…
16 August 2018
The Victorian Civil and Admission Tribunal (VCAT) have awarded $11,000 in damages to a teacher whose employer failed to protect person information from loss and disclosure. The teacher had been diagnosed with medical conditions and as part of a different discrimination claim relating to the teacher, the acting principal took written notes of a phone call with the Department of Education’s legal advisors.