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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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Launch of Rural and Remote Education Strategy 2021-2024

The NSW Department of Education has launched the Rural and Remote Education Strategy (2021-2024). The full report can be read here. P&C Federation was involved in the consultation process, and we thank P&C Federation Vice President Natalie Walker for leading our…
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P&C Meetings and COVID-19 Safety Plans

When having meetings on school sites, the Department of Education advises P&C Associations to consult with their school principals to develop a brief plan that addresses running meetings that meet current NSW Health advice. The plan should address the number…
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Vale John Hennessy

We pay our respects to John Hennessy, former General Secretary of NSW Teachers Federation, who recently passed away at home.  On top of his role in Teachers Federation, John Hennessy was for many years the Returning Officer for P&C Federation…
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Have you Updated Your Constitution with the ACNC?

The Prescribed Constitution for incorporated P&C Associations was amended last year to allow P&C Associations to meet virtually. This was in response to P&C Associations not being allowed to meet on school sites due to the pandemic. We note there…
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