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Cyber flashing and/or bullying anonymously with iPhone ‘AirDrop’

Australian online safety experts have warned about a rise in anonymous digital targeting of students and teachers through the iPhone feature ‘Airdrop’. Curtin University Associate Professor in Internet Studies Tama Leaver said anyone within 20-30 metres of an iPhone could send to, or receive content …

New working with children checks

From 1 July 2019, people working or volunteering with children in South Australia must, by law, have a valid child-related clearance. People need a working with children check if they are in a ‘prescribed position’. This means people who: are in paid or volunteering roles …

Workplace ‘burn-out’ – a legitimate occupational syndrome

It’s normal to feel stressed at work from time to time. But for some people, the stress becomes all-consuming, leading to exhaustion, cynicism and hatred towards their job. This is known as burnout. Burnout used to be classified as a problem related to life management, …

Procedural fairness in workplace investigations

In Enterprise Agreements, we generally have a provision regarding the process that a school must undertake when conducting a workplace investigation into conduct or performance.  The Union’s ability to challenge a school’s process during a workplace investigation will depend on the terms of the Enterprise …