Update on Returning to School and the HSC

The NSW Government has today announced updates on the plan for returning to face-to-face learning, and for Year 12 students to sit their HSC exams. Under the plan, the HSC has been postponed until 9 November and face-to-face learning will…
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Department of Education announces Consent package for NSW schools and parents

The Department of Education has announced a series of initiatives to support the teaching of respectful relationships. A new range of curriculum, aligned with the Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) curriculum, will be created for teachers.  Federation of Parents and Citizens Associations of NSW has…
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Appointment of new Secretary, NSW Department of Education

P&C Federation congratulates Georgina Harrisson on her appointment as the new Secretary of the NSW Department of Education and looks forward to a continuing partnership and collaboration with the Department on behalf of parents, carers and NSW P&C Associations.  Read more at  https://education.nsw.gov.au/news/latest-news/georgina-harrisson-appointed-as-nsw-education-secretary 
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New Report from Growing Up Digital Australia Research Project

The Gonski Institute for Education (UNSW) recently published the Phase 2 technical report of the Growing Up Digital Australia research project. This ongoing research project seeks to understand how digital technologies are impacting Australian children. Partly funded by P&C Federation,…
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Changes to the Fair Work Act regarding Casual Employees – What you need to know

Earlier this year, the Australian Government passed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) regarding casual employees. For P&C Associations with casual employees, P&C Federation’s legal advisers, Hicksons Lawyers, have provided additional information about what has changed, the definition of a casual employee, and what you need to do now.    Read more.
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Changes to the Fair Work Act regarding Casual Employees

The Australian Government has recently passed changes to the Fair Work Act 2009 legislation regarding casual employees and it is anticipated will soon be enacted as legislation. The following is a brief summary of those changes. The full bill can…
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