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How Victoria’s ‘Betrayal of Trust’ Report Led to New Child Safety Laws

Published on March 14, 2019

In 2013, the Victorian Parliament’s Family and Community Development Committee delivered its ‘Betrayal of Trust’…

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Victoria’s Reportable Conduct Scheme: Are You Aware of Your Obligations?

Published on March 14, 2019

Victoria’s Reportable Conduct Scheme is now fully implemented, and organisations that provide care or services…

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Guide to the Government’s New Mandatory Data Breach Laws

Published on August 24, 2017

The Australian Government has introduced new legislation to strengthen the protection of privacy and personal…

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Overview of the Changes to Working-With-Children Checks

Published on August 19, 2017

As a result of the Royal Commission into child sex abuse in institutions, five amendments…

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Higher Damages Awarded Recently for Victims of Sexual Harassment

Published on April 20, 2017

All employers in Australia are responsible for maintaining health and safety in their workplaces. This…

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New Child Safe Standards Implemented 1st January 2017 in Victoria

Published on September 9, 2016

New compulsory minimum standards for child safety and protection were introduced on 1st January 2016…

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New Law in Victoria Makes it Compulsory to Report Child Sex Abuse

Published on August 15, 2016

Recently we posted an article on the ‘failure to protect’ legislation introduced by the Victorian…

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Preventing Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment in Your Organisation

Published on May 26, 2016

Under Federal and State anti-discrimination laws and the Fair Work Act, Australian employers are charged…

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Are You Aware of When it is Lawful (or Not) to Dismiss an Employee?

Published on March 27, 2016

Sometimes owners or managers of businesses or organisations complain about being ‘stuck’ with an unsuitable…

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Responding to Historical Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Published on April 7, 2015

With the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse being expected to continue for some time…

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