Fair Work extends pandemic leave and annual leave COVID-19 measures

The Fair Work Commission has extended two temporary entitlement measures introduced in April 2020 that were designed to give employees, and their employers, additional flexibility when managing leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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by Jason Roberts

‘Circuit breakers’ at the heart of legislative changes impacting ECEC in SA

A range of changes, many of which impact the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector in South Australia, came into effect at the start of July when the new Education and Children’s Services Act 2019 commenced.

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by Freya Lucas

National Police Check no longer valid in South Australia when working with children

South Australians who previously used a National Police Check to secure paid or voluntary work with children will no longer be able to do so, with new regulations coming into effect 1 July 2020, requiring a State Government Working with Children Check instead.

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by Freya Lucas

New Education and Children’s Services Act live in South Australia from July 1 2020

South Australian early childhood education and care (ECEC) services will soon operate under new legislative measures, following the Education and Children’s Services Act 2019 (the Act), which passed Parliament on 1 August 2019, and which will replace the Education Act 1972 and the Children Service’s Act 1985 effective 1 July 2020.

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by Freya Lucas

Transition payment advice as Vacation Care services gear up for winter break

A number of outside school hours care services who operate “vacation care only” programs have been left confused by the timing of transitional payment arrangements, which for some states commence in the middle of the winter school holiday break, meaning families will have one week of free care, and one week of CCS funded care.

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by Freya Lucas

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