Monthly Archives: September 2019

Entitlement Summary of key changes Individual flexibility arrangements Previously, an employer was required to take measures to ensure an employee who does not understand written English understands a proposal to enter into an individual flexibility agreement. Now the obligation only falls on an employer if the employer is aware, or reasonably should be aware, that […]

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Entitlement Summary of key changes Individual flexibility arrangements Previously, an employer was required to take measures to ensure an employee who does not understand written English understands a proposal to enter into an individual flexibility agreement. Now the obligation only falls on an employer if the employer is aware, or reasonably should be aware, that […]

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Entitlement Summary of key changes Redundancy As before, if an employee is transferred to lower paid duties because of the redundancy of their role and the employer does not provide notice, the employer must make up the difference in pay for the notice period. This is now expressed to include the difference in any all-purpose […]

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Welcome to Issue 11 of the South Australian Public Sector Newsletter. This fortnight the Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s office has been busy with the release of a third report following the Public Integrity Survey 2018 setting out its local government findings, and the first ever charges made under section 54 of the ICAC Act in […]

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Welcome to Issue 74 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter. This issue contains links to the updated NSW ICAC Statement of Business Ethics.  This Statement applies to all private sector entities, including non-government organisations and other government agencies, supplying goods and providing services to the Commission. All Commission contractors and sub-contractors are expected to comply. Suppliers are […]

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Thomson Geer has advised independent power producer, ReNu Energy Limited (ASX:RNE) on the sale of its solar PV assets to CleanPeak Energy, a specialist distributed energy company, for $5.775 million.  The sale assets include ReNu Energy’s embedded network operations at four Shopping Centres Australasia (SCA) properties, the Amaroo School Solar Project (the ACT’s largest rooftop […]

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Welcome to Issue 68 of the Victorian Public Sector Newsletter. New laws have passed compelling religious and spiritual leaders to report child abuse to authorities, even if disclosed during confession. Victoria Legal Aid has reported Centrelink has wiped the debt at the centre of a second test case against its controversial robo-debt scheme. Victorian Ombudsman […]

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Congratulations to Adelaide Airport Ltd, together with its contractor, Watpac, and other consultants in achieving practical completion of Stage 1 of the Terminal Expansion (TEx) Project. The TEx Project is a $165 million dollar expansion of the total footprint of the existing terminal.  When completed, it will significantly improve the arrivals and departures experience for […]

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Welcome to our fortnightly banking newsletter.  This week’s edition provides details of the Government’s plan to introduce a best interests duty for mortgage brokers and reform broker remuneration by requiring the value of upfront commissions to be linked to the amount drawn down by borrowers instead of the loan amount, banning campaign and volume-based commissions […]

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Welcome to Issue 73 of the NSW Public Sector Newsletter.  This edition includes an update on the investigation by The Independent Commission Against Corruption into donations of close to $100,000 pledged to the ALP at a fundraising dinner in 2015.

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