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Return to Work legislation shameful

Some elements of the Return to Work scheme are shameful – the consequence of the Pennington decision

Friday July 8, 2016

A just and equitable workers compensation scheme would ordinarily protect those injured workers and compensate them for their financial losses whilst they recover from their injuries. Many injured workers are incredibly vulnerable, and rely on a supportive and fair system to assist with their rehabilitation. But time and time again, we are seeing the consequences of the Return to Work scheme do nothing but kick these vulnerable South Australians whilst they are down.   Read More  

domestic violence and unfair dismissal

Domestic violence and an unfair dismissal case

Thursday June 30, 2016

There is growing recognition that domestic violence is an issue that affects every aspect of our lives, including our work. Some Unions have been advocating for the inclusion of “domestic violence leave” in enterprise agreements. Such leave would enable victims of domestic violence to access their personal leave in order to deal with the consequences of violence such as the need to attend Court, find alternative accommodation etc.   Read More