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Employers warned about social media communication with employees

AMJK Pty Ltd t/a Bloom Bar & Lounge (Employer) dismissed an employee for what they determined to be “unreliability and lack of cooperation” conduct. The employer described the employee as “difficult and demanding” with a “tendency not to turn up…

Working from home – Is the Employer obliged to purchase a desk?

Red Energy Pty Ltd (Employer) encouraged it employees to work from home due to COVID-19. The employer provided their employees with a laptop, headset, adjustable chair, ergonomic assessments and access to an occupational therapist. A customer assist specialist (Employee) stated…

The Pink Recession: Female enrolment plummets in 2020 at Australian Universities

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on the number of women attending university and some vocational courses in 2020. It would appear that numbers are down as much as 7% for women overall and only 2% for men…the obvious result…

Female ministers defend PM’s overlooking of women in latest federal budget

A number of Scott Morrison’s female ministers have clearly been rallied to defend the Prime Minister and Treasurer after the announcement of the recent federal budget, responding to criticisms in how women have been treated. Marise Payne, Minister for Women,…