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Category: Professional Misconduct


Councillor and mayor obligations and responsibilities

Mayor and councillor responsibilities and obligations (Queensland)

Changes to the Local Government Electoral Act introduced the mandatory requirement for all candidates for council elections and by-elections to complete ‘So you want to be a councillor?’ training within six months before nominating for election. The training was designed to address the primary responsibilities and obligations of mayors and councillors.
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Whistleblower laws related to companies

New federal whistleblower laws related to companies

Whistleblowing laws in Australia extend beyond the public sector. A range of new protections for whistleblowers has recently been introduced in respect of complaints made about corporate conduct in Australia.
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Rights of employees under workplace investigation

The rights of employees under workplace investigation

If you are being investigated for alleged misconduct in the workplace, you have various rights that have to be met by your employer, and any investigator retained by your employer.
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Tips for employers conducting workplace investigations

6 tips for employers conducting workplace investigations

Allegations of workplace misconduct may involve suggestions of professional rule violations, workplace misbehaviour such as sexual harassment or misuse of resources, or even criminal conduct such as fraud or stealing.
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