NEWSLETTER: SA Public Sector – Issue 73

21 July 2022


Welcome to the latest issue of our SA Public Sector Newsletter.

Significant reforms to the Return to Work Act have officially passed Parliament, after consensus was reached between the government, businesses, and worker representatives last month. The Government proposed a significant set of more than 30 amendments to the Bill. These amendments clarify the operation of key provisions, and ensure the Bill is as fair as possible to injured workers.

The reintroduction of mandatory masks in classrooms is back on the agenda with the head of the SA teachers’ union supporting compulsory mask-wearing inside classrooms once schools return next week. The Emergency Management Council has met this week and likely discussed whether to reimpose a mask mandate in schools.

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