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Sports Anti-Doping Framework in Australia

Recognising Doping as an International Issue The Olympic Charter and the International Convention against Doping in Sport 2005 was adopted in Paris on 19 October 2005 (called the “UNESCO Convention”). It recognised the necessity for both the; - prevention of, and; - the fight against, doping in sport as a critical part of the mission [...]

By | July 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rights of Married vs De Facto Couples in Financial Proceedings

Most of us know that for de-facto couples, you can't get a divorce without first being married. Recently a client attended our offices requesting assistance with his divorce and the division of the matrimonial assets. When asked what date he married, the client explained he and his ex-partner never got married but they were still [...]

By | July 25th, 2019|Family Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Should I Conduct a Formal Investigation into Misconduct?

When is there a need to conduct a formal investigation? As a general rule, if a number of employees are involved, there is more than one incident complained about or there are a number of conflicting stories, a formal investigation is essential to ensure reliable findings. If the potential consequences are very significant for the [...]

By | July 19th, 2019|Employment Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

‘Risky Business?’ or Just More Red Tape?

Why is a Risk Management ‘framework’ important? No matter what the business decisions or activity, there is inherent risk at every step of the way. A business needs to manage its risks because they have a direct impact on the rewards. Generally, the greater the risk, the greater the possible returns, but taking a ‘long [...]

By | June 30th, 2019|Business Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Workplace Misconduct Investigations

While every workplace will face the reality of employee misconduct at some stage, it is surprising how unprepared we find most employers are when it comes to dealing with the reality of alleged misconduct. Here are a few of the traps you may encounter with some tips to help you navigate a sound process of [...]

By | May 1st, 2019|Employment Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Guide to Managing Underperformance

Underperformance needs to be addressed promptly so that it does not become more serious over time and ultimately affect the productivity performance, or culture of the entire workplace. As a manager you need clear procedures, organisational support and the courage and willingness to confront the issue. Below is our recommended approach to managing performance issues [...]

By | April 8th, 2019|Blog, Employment Law, Uncategorized|0 Comments

As a Not for Profit or School – Do We or Don’t We opt in?

The National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse Act 2018 (Cth) (Act) became law on 1 July 2018. It establishes a system of redress for survivors of past institutional child sexual abuse and applies now to all States and Territories. The Scheme is designed to provide a simple and streamlined alternative to taking civil [...]

Am I Forced to Take Annual Leave at Christmas?

Christmas and the New Year is fast approaching and many employers will shut down or only operate skeleton staff during this period. National System Employers (which are trading or financial corporations) can direct employees to take annual leave during this shutdown period in the following circumstances: The employees are covered by an award or enterprise [...]

By | November 15th, 2018|Employment Law|0 Comments

Your Risk of Compliance Failure

Regardless of whether you run a small business or whether you are involved in a not for profit association or even a large publicly listed entity, the control your organisation and its success will depend upon the decisions that you make. Each decision you make always have a risk associated with that decision.  It is [...]

By | November 13th, 2018|Business Law|0 Comments