Final Regulation Update - Latest News + Where to get ongoing information

10 July 2012

  1. Latest News
  2. Federal Government Website – Sign up to get ongoing news
  3. Ongoing Information & Support

Pay Equity Regulation Update - Funding, New Website, FWA Decision, Backpay Due...

28 June 2012

  1. Federal Government Funding for Backpay – Latest News
  2. Federal Government Funding – December 2012 onwards
  3. Federal Government Website – Sign up to get ongoing news
  4. Reminder – First Backpay Installment due by 30 June 2012
  5. The Regulation or the Federal Pay Equity Decision – Which one applies?
  6. Support Available – Where to get information and assistance

Pay Equity Regulation Update - Federal Government funding, Legal Advice, FAQs, Backpay Calculator

26 April 2012

  1. Federal Government Funding
  2. Free Legal Advice - Constitutional Trading Corporation status
  3. Frequently Asked Questions available
  4. Backpay Calculator – Tips for use
  5. Support Available – where to get information and assistance

Pay Equity Regulation Update - Workshops, Funding, Free Legal Advice...

8 March 2012

  1. Regulation Implementation date - 1 March
  2. Regulation Workshops - Reminder to register
  3. Free Legal Advice - Constitutional Trading Corp Status
  4. Federal Government Funding – what next?
  5. QCOSS Unit Costing Tool – Register for a Workshop

Pay Equity Regulation Update - funding includes Federal $ via state govt - Applications due Friday

22 February 2012

  1. Funding - Also available to orgs funded via state government + Forms due this Friday
  2. New Regulations - Is your Organisation Prepared for 1 March?
  3. Support Available - including new backpay calculator
  4. Does your Region need another Workshop?
  5. QCOSS Unit Costing Tool – Register for a Workshop

Communique from Minister Karen Struthers, September 30, 2011

The Minister for Community Services and Housing and Minister for Women, Karen Struthers has released a communique in response to the news that the Federal Government has repealed the Regulations and will re-draft new Regulations after a period of consultation.

For news about the repeal of the Regulations read this important update.

The Original Regulation of 4 August 2011 (since repealed and to be re-drafted)

On August 4, 2011 the Federal Government announced the making of a new regulation called the Fair Work (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Amendment Regulations 2011. An explanatory statement to the Regulation was also gazetted. 


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The Honorable Coralee O'Rourke MP and the Queensland NDIS Transition Advisory Group will be holding industry briefings across Queensland to explore what we have learnt from year one of the NDIS transition and the potential implications for business as Queensland progresses to the full scheme. The...
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Not-for-profit Law has launched Australia's first free, live chat legal service for community groups and charities. The service is available on the Information Hub (click on the blue chat button at the bottom of every page). The real-time chat service allows users to chat to a team member who will...
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Australia is becoming more culturally diverse and many Australian organisations need support to effectively manage the opportunities and challenges that this cultural diversity brings. Research demonstrates that organisations that manage cultural diversity well can expect to receive a host of...


Are you looking for support in Queensland, or trying to find a service that meets your needs? Now you can search oneplace , the service directory hosted by the Queensland Family and Child Commission. oneplace is an easily accessible directory of community services to help Queensland families to get...
Industrial relations legislation in Queensland can be found on the Fair Work Commission's website . The main pieces of legislation are: Fair Work Act 2009 Fair Work Regulations 2009 Fair Work Commission Rules 2013
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Whenever an organisation employs someone to do work, they enter into the world of industrial relations and human resource management.  It’s not usually the main focus for the organisation and it can be hard to see why clause xyz of the something or other award matters.  But it in the world...

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Is your support worker or carer a contractor or an employee? If you are managing your own care or support arrangement, this is an important question, even if your focus is to be free of mainstream service providers and be able to determine your own life. 

Although the...

Joel Ainscough, Queensland University of Technology

In the midst of a changing work environment there are some factors that employers in non-profit organisations may need to consider.

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Work-life balance

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