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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 
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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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Insurance for voluntary workers in schools

The latest legal issues bulletin from the NSW Department of Education outlines insurance requirements for voluntary workers in schools. The full bulletin may be read here and see below section relevant to P&C Associations: What insurance applies to voluntary workers?…
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Member Support Notice for Thursday 15 April

Please note that on Thursday 15 April 2021, P&C Federation staff will be in a staff workshop and will not be available to take calls until 1:00PM. During those hours, you may leave a message and we will call you…
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NSW P&C Volunteer of the Year 2020 Announced

Congratulations to Tracey Lowrey from Dungog Public School P&C Association in the Hunter electorate for being awarded NSW P&C Volunteer of the Year 2020. The announcement was made at the Awards Dinner on Friday 26 February at L’Aqua Cockle Bay Sydney. The annual award recognises a P&C Association volunteer who has gone above and beyond in their role, to the benefit…
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