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Can I travel interstate and internationally in 2022?

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a drastic impact on interstate and international travel. In Australia, there have been strict travel requirements including the closure of interstate and international borders. The control of border entry requirements is administered by the state and territory governments and subsequently rules varies from state to state. In 2022, Queensland has

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The Ongoing Fight against Domestic Violence

As a widespread community issue, domestic violence is a top national priority for the Australian Government. Annually, violence against women costs the government $26 billion. [1] This includes the costs associated with increased demand within the health system and justice system, and the impact on employment. [2] In its fight against domestic violence, the Australian Government recently allocated $150 million within the 2020-2021

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Three Billy Goats Gruff: Addressing the Troll under the Bridge

The proposed Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill 2021 Context behind Bill The Federal Government’s proposed Social Media (Anti-Trolling) Bill 2021 has begun being drafted in Canberra largely as a response to the High Court decision of Fairfax Media Publications; Nationwide News Pty Ltd; Australian News Channel Pty Ltd v Voller [2021] HCA 27 (Voller). This landmark

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Religious Discrimination Bill

The Commonwealth and State governments have legislation in place which prohibits discriminating individuals on the basis of sex, gender, race and disability, but what about religion? Under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld) ‘unlawful discrimination’ will occur if an individual is treated less favourably because of an ‘attribute’. Religion has been considered to fall under the

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Educational Workers

On 30 November 2021, Queensland’s Premier has announced that all staff employed by a school will need to receive their first vaccination against COVID-19 (if not already vaccinated) before 17 December 2021 and their second vaccination by 23 January 2022. On 11 December 2021, the Chief Health Officer published the ‘COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements for Workers

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What are the Privacy Laws for Employment Verification?

When applying for a new position, a potential employer will want to verify a candidate’s credentials. Falsifying information is not uncommon and this process ensures employers are hiring candidates with bona fide experience.   According to the Future of Work 2021 Special Report “employers reported that 66% ‘exaggerate skill level’ on their resume “  These statistics combined with the growing job seeking population demonstrate the value

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