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Promoting Workplace Compliance Within Labour Supply Chains

Ebony-Maria Levy, Wednesday, 27th June 2018 -  Ebony-Maria Levy explores how charities at the apex of fundraising supply chains can discharge their obligations under Australian workplace laws to ensure fundraisers are lawfully

Charities Complicit in Exploitation of Workers Will Lose Their Social License to Fundraise

Ebony-Maria Levy, Monday, 19th June 2017 -  Charities may outsource their fundraising, but they cannot outsource responsibility for compliance with workplace laws, writes Ebony-Maria Levy. When fundraising activity…

Fundraising Company Fined $100,000 for Underpaying Charity Collector

Ellie Cooper, Monday, 14th November 2016 -  A fundraising company and its director were penalised a total of $124,000 for underpaying a backpacker working as a charity collector in Sydney. Australian Sales and Promotions


Face-to-Face Fundraising Changes Lives

Paul Tavatgis, Thursday, 13th October 2016 -  Face-to-face fundraising is vital to changing the lives of many Australians in need, writes Paul Tavatgis, CEO of the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association. Myths and misconceptions

Australian Charities Scrutinised Over ‘Chugger’ Exploitation

Ellie Cooper, Thursday, 6th October 2016 -  Concerns that young charity collectors – “chuggers” – are being exploited has sparked an investigation into the practices of some major Australian charities. The Fair Work Ombudsman,

Work Ombudsman Website Wins Global Award

Lina Caneva, Monday, 2nd May 2016 -  The Fair Work Ombudsman website, which offers courses in workplace skills and strategies, has won a prestigious international online design award.   The Agency’s Online Learning

Harsher Penalties for Bosses Exploiting Workers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st February 2016 -  Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has promised to crack down on “unscrupulous employers” who exploit workers. Shorten said if Labor was elected to government it would introduce harsher…

Legal Action for Asylum Seeker Allegedly Exploited by Employer

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 20th October 2015 -  The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking legal action against an employer that allegedly exploited a vulnerable asylum seeker who had earlier been released from detention. The Agency has…

Australian Workers Back-Paid $16 Million

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 23rd February 2015 -  Almost 11,000 Australian workers have been back-paid more than $16 million following mediation, according to the Fair Work Ombudsman. The Ombudsman said that over the last two years…

Ombudsman Cracks Down on Underpayment

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 20th October 2014 -  The Fair Work Ombudsman has cracked down on employers in a South Australian community, after an investigation found one quarter of them had been underpaying their staff. The findings…
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