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  1. Other matters for consideration

    Commercial fundraisers An association may wish to engage a commercial fundraiser to collect on its behalf. Commercial fundraisers are not presently required to be licensed under the Charitable Collections Act 1946. Any agreement between an association and ...

  2. Employment and volunteering

    Incorporated associations rely on both employees and volunteers to help carry out the activities of the association. This chapter provides some general information on employment and working with volunteers. Key points When employing people associations ne ...

  3. Recruiting employees

    An association may wish to engage a recruitment agency to assist with the process of employing staff. If the association decides to recruit its own employees it should use a process that is transparent, fair and consistent: Write a job description which e ...

  4. Industrial relations systems

    When employing people, associations need to be aware of employment law and the relevant industrial agreement with which they are required to comply. Industrial relations and employment in Australia is governed at both State and Commonwealth level and the ...

  5. Employment terms and conditions

    Industrial awards An industrial award is a legally binding document that outlines the wages and conditions of employment for groups of employees in an industry or occupation, for example, the Western Australian Hairdressers Award 1989.  Generally, employe ...

  6. Termination of employment

    If your association needs to terminate an employee's employment, it is important to find out what procedures must be followed. It may be advisable to obtain legal advice before terminating an employee's employment. Employment may end when: the w ...

  7. Other employer obligations

    Superannuation All employers are required to make superannuation contributions on behalf of their employees.  Employees may (depending on the terms of an applicable award) have the right to nominate their preferred superannuation fund and if so, employers ...

  8. Discrimination and harassment

    There are laws prohibiting discrimination in certain areas of public life.  This chapter provides an overview of the legislation and the implications for associations. Key points Legislation exists that prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment.  A ...

  9. What is discrimination?

    Discrimination occurs where a person is given less favourable treatment than someone else. There are a number of grounds under which it is unlawful to discriminate against a person.  Direct discrimination occurs when a person is treated less favourably th ...

  10. Grounds of discrimination

    The grounds on which discrimination is unlawful are set out in Commonwealth and State legislation. It is unlawful to discriminate against a person on any of the stated grounds. Commonwealth legislation The main Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws are: t ...

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