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Summary – The Commonwealth Labor Government intends to ban gag clauses in Commonwealth contracts with Not-For-Profits.             On 19 September 2012 the Commonwealth Labor Government announced its intention to introduce legislation to ban so-called “gag” clauses in Commonwealth contracts with the Not-For-Profit sector. The introduction of legislation to expressly ban the use of gag clauses which are considered to censor public debate is a move which will no doubt be welcomed by the Not-For-Profit sector as…
The harmonisation of the nine different occupational health and safety (OH&S) laws across Australia into one national set of laws [Work Health and Safety Act 2011] will happen on 1 January 2012, although it is likely that Victoria and WA will delay the introduction probably until 1 January 2013.  Still, you must be ready for this! How will the OH&S changes affect you? There will no longer be a reliance on the traditional “employer”…