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Major Aged Care case alert – Pay rises of up to 28.5% for direct care employees

On 15 March 2024, the Fair Work Commission (Commission) handed down its decision in the ‘work value case’ (Decision), which resulted in a significant uplift in pay for award covered direct care employees. The Decision concerned three applications to vary modern awards to increase the minimum wages of aged care sector staff covered by the:

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Streamlined Pathway to Australian Citizenship for Eligible New Zealand Citizens

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Minister for Home Affairs Clare O’Neil, and Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Andrew Giles, announced a new direct pathway to Australian Citizenship for eligible New Zealand citizens this week. For so long New Zealand citizens have languished in Australia on 444 or Special Category Visas (SCV’s); indefinite visas without

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Part 2 – Queensland government provides certainty for landlords and tenants: Dispute resolution processes

Further to our article titled Part 1 – Queensland government provides certainty for landlords and tenants: Leasing applicability and negotiation principles where we noted, on 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government released the long awaited Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (the Regulation). The purpose of the Regulation is

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Part 1 – Queensland government provides certainty for landlords and tenants: Leasing applicability and negotiation principles

On 28 May 2020, the Queensland Government released the long awaited Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (the Regulation). The purpose of the Regulation is to give effect to the Commonwealth Government’s National Cabinet Mandatory Code of Conduct and to establish a process for resolving disputes between parties during

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QLD Government introduces Regulations to support residential tenancy relief measures

The Queensland Government has now issued the first of its Regulations under the COVID‑19 Emergency Response Act 2020, dealing with residential tenancy relief[1] during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Regulation is retrospective and has effect on and from 29 March 2020. As expected, the Regulation imposes: a moratorium on certain evictions; a moratorium or cap on

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