The Right to Disconnect

In a bid to address the growing concerns of work-life balance and the intrusion of work into personal time, the right to disconnect amendment to the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (the Act) was passed by the House of Representatives on 12 February 2024.  

How your organisation can use AI systems securely

The Australian Cyber Security Centre recently released a publication, in collaboration with international partners, to provide guidance for organisations on how to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems securely, including identifying key risks and how to mitigate them.

Changes to government administration of not-for-profit organisations deductible gift recipient status

13/02/2024 From 1 January 2024, there is a new process for not-for-profit (NFP) organisations wishing to apply for deductible gift recipient endorsement (DGR) from the Australian government. This change is designed to streamline the administration and review of DGR eligibility. DGR endorsement means that donations received by the NFP to support its organisation may be …
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Mandatory Reporting of Corrupt Conduct  

The recent establishment of the Commonwealth National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) is a timely reminder that a wide range of public sector officials have mandatory reporting obligations when it comes to corrupt or suspected corrupt conduct. The NACC is now one of eight organisations throughout Australia addressing integrity and corruption-related matters at a Commonwealth, state or …
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