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Widespread Crackdowns on Dodgy Labour Hire Companies

Source: Workplace Info South Australia has announced it will introduce legislation to weed out “dodgy” labour hire companies and to make the labour hire industry safer. The state government will introduce a state-based licensing scheme that would make it unlawful to operate as a labour hire provider without a licence. Significant penalties may be introduced…

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Talking About Race at Work Might Not Be the Worst Idea After All

Source: Bloomsberg Talking about race has long been taboo in the workplace. From a human-resources perspective, it feels like a legal liability, and no one at any level wants to offend a co-worker. Better to stay away. That instinct might do more harm than good. Across races, a majority of workers say open conversations about race…

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5 Ways Australia is Getting More Diverse (Census 2016)

Source: SBS Diversity in the Australian community is flourishing, according to fresh Census data. Australia’s increasingly close ties with its international neighbours are evident throughout many of the 68.9 million pieces of data published by the Australian Bureau for Statistics for Census 2016. This handful of insights about diversity is the first glimpse of the trove…

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Changes To Australian Citizenship

On 15 June 2017, a bill was introduced into Australian Parliament which, if passed, will make significant changes to the Australian Citizenship Act. Below is a summary of some of key features of the bill: 4 year residency requirement Under the new framework, applicants for citizenship by conferral will need to show that they have lived…

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6 Month Work Rule Extended for Working Holiday Makers

Working Holiday Makers (WHMs) will now be able to work for the same employer for longer than 6 months while on the same working holiday visa, as a result of changes to the 6 month work rule introduced on 27 March 2017. What is changing? Until now, WHMs were limited by condition 8547 to work for a…

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