Podcasts

Kingston Reid’s ‘A word to the WISE’ podcasts cover a range of Workplace Relations,
Employment and Workplace Health & Safety issues for professionals working in this area.

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New Conversations About Changing Rights

16 July 2024
32.28

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
New Conversations About Changing Rights
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    New Conversations About Changing Rights

    Jul 16, 2024 • 00:32:28

Description
Join Partners Michael Mead, Duncan Fletcher and lawyer Christine Capolino as they break down changes introduced in the Closing Loopholes legislative reforms (and what employers may expect to see).
A Word To The WISE: An Exercise In Restraint

2 May 2024
40.34

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
A Word To The WISE: An Exercise In Restraint
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    A Word To The WISE: An Exercise In Restraint

    May 2, 2024 • 00:40:38

Description
Join Managing Partner Alice DeBoos and Special Counsels Emily Baxter and Rachel Bevan as they discuss recent developments relating to the use of restraint of trade (such as non-compete and non-solicitation) clauses.
A Word To The WISE: What’s In Store in ’24?

8 February 2024
24.16

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
A Word To The WISE: What’s In Store in ’24?
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    A Word To The WISE: What’s In Store in ’24?

    Feb 8, 2024 • 00:24:16

Description
Join Partners Christa LenardMichael Stutley and Senior Associate Luke Maroney as they contemplate what’s in store in 2024 for the Australian employment, workplace relations and work health and safety law landscape.

Understanding the Impact of Changes to Workplace Laws

S04E04 Individual employment arrangements

7 March 2023
22.39

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
Individual employment arrangements
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    Individual employment arrangements

    Mar 7, 2023 • 00:22:39

    Shelley Williams and Emily Baxter discuss the new pay secrecy, fixed term contracts and flexible work provisions and how they impact employers.

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Shelley Williams and Emily Baxter discuss the new pay secrecy, fixed term contracts and flexible work provisions and how they impact employers.
S04E03 Preventing sexual harassment

25 January 2023
29.32

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
Preventing sexual harassment under new laws – employer obligations
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    Preventing sexual harassment under new laws – employer obligations

    Jan 25, 2023 • 00:29:32

Description
From 6 March 2023, there will be changes to sexual harassment laws under the Fair Work Act. Christa Lenard and Shelley Williams explain the new protections to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace and what they mean for employers.
S04E02 Protected industrial action

21 December 2022
21.45

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
Protected industrial action and intractable bargaining disputes – what is changing?
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    Protected industrial action and intractable bargaining disputes – what is changing?

    Dec 21, 2022 • 00:21:45

Description
From 6 June 2023, there will be changes to protected industrial action and the way the Fair Work Commission can deal with intractable bargaining disputes. Lucy Shanahan and Michael Mead discuss these changes and what the impact might be for employers.
S04E01 The new world of workplace bargaining

14 December 2022
14.00

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
The new world of workplace bargaining (single employer and industry)
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    The new world of workplace bargaining (single employer and industry)

    Dec 14, 2022 • 00:15:00

    Steven Amendola and Brendan Milne discuss the new world of enterprise bargaining under the Government’s new legislation.

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Steven Amendola and Brendan Milne discuss the new world of enterprise bargaining under the Government’s new legislation.

Delving into the Outcomes from the Jobs and Skills Summit

S03E04 The political tug-of-war over migration

4 October 2022
19.03

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
The political tug-of-war over migration
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    The political tug-of-war over migration

    Oct 4, 2022 • 00:19:03

    Christa Lenard and Michael Stutley discuss the Government’s immediate initiatives to address the migration and skills shortage.

Description
Christa Lenard and Michael Stutley discuss the Government’s immediate initiatives to address the migration and skills shortage.
S03E03 Engaging your employees – what’s changing?

26 September 2022
28.28

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Engaging your employees – what’s changing?
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    Engaging your employees – what’s changing?

    Sep 26, 2022 • 00:28:28

    Michael Mead and Lucy Shanahan discuss the matters relating to the way, and terms under which employees are engaged, and offer advice for employers on the proposed amendments.

Description
Michael Mead and Lucy Shanahan discuss the matters relating to the way, and terms under which employees are engaged, and offer advice for employers on the proposed amendments.
S03E02 Workplace respect, productivity and flexibility

16 September 2022
20.43

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Workplace respect, productivity and flexibility
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    Workplace respect, productivity and flexibility

    Sep 16, 2022 • 00:20:43

    Shelley Williams and Liam Fraser discuss the Government’s objectives including boosting job security and wages and creating safe, flexible and productive workplaces.

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Shelley Williams and Liam Fraser discuss the Government’s objectives including boosting job security and wages and creating safe, flexible and productive workplaces.
S03E01 The Industrial Proposals

9 September 2022
31.17

General
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The Industrial Proposals
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    The Industrial Proposals

    Sep 9, 2022 • 00:31:17

    Alice DeBoos and Steven Amendola discuss the industrial proposals outlined in the outcomes document following the Jobs and Skills Summit.

Description
Alice DeBoos and Steven Amendola discuss the industrial proposals outlined in the outcomes document following the Jobs and Skills Summit.
The HSU Elections: Should You Be Worried?

27 July 2022
14.37

General
General
The HSU Elections: Should You Be Worried?
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    The HSU Elections: Should You Be Worried?

    Jul 27, 2022 • 00:14:37

    Following the recent elections in the Health Services Union, Partner Lucy Shanahan and Senior Associate Luke Maroney discuss the resulting increase to industrial strategy and reinvigoration of campaigns within the sector.

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Following the recent elections in the Health Services Union, Partner Lucy Shanahan and Senior Associate Luke Maroney discuss the resulting impact on industrial strategy and reinvigoration of campaigns within the sector.
A Roadmap Towards Respect – a year on

12 April 2022
15.34

General
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A Roadmap Towards Respect – a year on
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    A Roadmap Towards Respect – a year on

    Apr 12, 2022 • 00:15:34

    One year in, and on the eve of a federal Government election, Partner Christa Lenard, Senior Associate Sophie Baartz, and Ombpoint’s Managing Director Lindall West, take a look at what has happened in relation to implementation during the last year and discuss whether the roadmap is working and what this…

Description
One year in, and with a Federal Government election looming, Partner Christa Lenard, Senior Associate Sophie Baartz, and Ombpoint’s Managing Director Lindall West, take a look at what has happened in relation to implementation during the last year and discuss whether the roadmap is working and what this means for employers and employees.
Building workplace culture virtually

23 February 2022
34.02

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
Building workplace culture virtually
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    Building workplace culture virtually

    Feb 23, 2022 • 00:34:02

    After almost two years of remote work, many organisations are realising they may not be able to return to the office as they’ve always known it. In today’s podcast, Nicole Maughan, Paige O’Shea and Azuhr’s Claire Jenkins look at how you can nurture a successful culture —  when you can’t…

Description
After almost two years of remote work, many organisations are realising they may not be able to return to the office as they’ve always known it. In today’s podcast, Nicole Maughan, Paige O’Shea and Azuhr’s Claire Jenkins look at how you can nurture a successful culture —  when you can’t rely on being in the office.
Pt II: Actions don’t speak louder than the written words

18 February 2022
20.58

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Part II: Actions don’t speak louder than the written words
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    Part II: Actions don’t speak louder than the written words

    Feb 18, 2022 • 00:20:58

    A week on from the High Court’s ruling on Jamsek and Personnel Contracting, Partner’s Christa Lenard and Michael Mead deep dive into the Personnel Contracting case and discuss the differences in the two decisions, the effects and implications of the rulings, and provide tips for employers managing these issues moving forward,…

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A week on from the High Court’s ruling on Jamsek and Personnel Contracting, Partner’s Christa Lenard and Michael Mead deep dive into the Personnel Contracting case and discuss the differences in the two decisions, the effects and implications of the rulings, and provide tips for employers managing these issues moving forward, including how future litigation might now unfold.
Actions don’t speak louder than the written words

10 February 2022
14.20

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Actions don’t speak louder than the written words – The High Court rules in Jamsek and Personnel Contracting
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    Actions don’t speak louder than the written words – The High Court rules in Jamsek and Personnel Contracting

    Feb 10, 2022 • 00:14:20

    In light of the High Court’s significant independent contracting decisions delivered in Jamsek and Personnel Contracting, Partners Christa Lenard and Michael Mead discuss the impact of the decision in characterising workplace relationships moving forward.

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In light of the High Court’s significant independent contracting decisions delivered in Jamsek and Personnel Contracting, Partners Christa Lenard and Michael Mead discuss the impact of the decision in characterising workplace relationships moving forward.
Sunshine, Spritz and setting up for 2022

21 December 2021
22.03

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Sunshine, Spritz and setting up for 2022 – Issues and items to muse while you take a well-earned break
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    Sunshine, Spritz and setting up for 2022 – Issues and items to muse while you take a well-earned break

    Dec 21, 2021 • 00:22:03

    As we come to the end of a busy year for everyone, Partners Alice DeBoos and Michael Mead take time to talk about the ER, IR and HR issues that will exercise their minds over their summer break and factor into the Australian Workplace Relations landscape for 2022. Grab yourself…

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As we come to the end of a busy year for everyone, Partners Alice DeBoos and Michael Mead take time to talk about the ER, IR and HR issues that will exercise their minds over their summer break and factor into the Australian Workplace Relations landscape for 2022. Grab yourself an Aperol Spritz and hear from them about the things that are likely to be significant for 2022.
Risks of COVID, how do you protect your workplace?

1 October 2021
22.58

Kingston Reid
Kingston Reid
The risks of COVID, how do you best protect your workplace?
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    The risks of COVID, how do you best protect your workplace?

    Oct 1, 2021 • 00:22:58

    Christa Lenard and John Makris discuss mandating COVID vaccinations in the workplace, as the number of vaccinated Australians rise, and those states which have been in lock down start to reopen.

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Christa Lenard and John Makris discuss mandating COVID vaccinations in the workplace, as the number of vaccinated Australians rise, and those states which have been in lock down start to reopen.
A casual conversation revisited

9 August 2021
20.58

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Contract is King: A casual conversation revisited
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    Contract is King: A casual conversation revisited

    Aug 9, 2021 • 00:20:58

    Alice DeBoos and Christa Lenard discuss the recent Hight Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato regarding casual employment in Australia.  There is now certainty as to the definition of a ‘casual employee’.

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Alice DeBoos and Christa Lenard discuss the recent Hight Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato regarding casual employment in Australia.  There is now certainty as to the definition of a ‘casual employee’.
Casual Conversion Conundrum

17 May 2021
26.59

General
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Casual Conversion Conundrum
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    Casual Conversion Conundrum

    May 17, 2021 • 00:26:59

    Katie Sweatman and Shelley Williams discuss all things casual employment, the only ‘reform’ not to get thrown out of the IR Omnibus Bill.

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Katie Sweatman and Shelley Williams discuss all things casual employment, the only ‘reform’ not to get thrown out of the IR Omnibus Bill.
An empowered workplace culture

3 May 2021
14.41

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An empowered workplace culture – the missing piece of the puzzle
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    An empowered workplace culture – the missing piece of the puzzle

    May 3, 2021 • 00:14:41

    Christa Lenard is joined by Peitra Moffat, Managing Director of Ombpoint, and Jane Thorpe, ex Executive Director of Employee Performance and Conduct, NSW Department of Education, to discuss the launch of Ombpoint, Australia’s first independent workplace Ombudsman service, helping workplaces manage and change their cultures and reform the traditional ways…

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Christa Lenard is joined by Peitra Moffat, Managing Director of Ombpoint, and Jane Thorpe, ex Executive Director of Employee Performance and Conduct, NSW Department of Education, to discuss the launch of Ombpoint, Australia’s first independent workplace Ombudsman service, helping workplaces manage and change their cultures and reform the traditional ways of dealing with conflict.
Respect@Work Report – Employer Obligations

15 April 2021
12.54

General
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Respect@Work Report – Employer Obligations
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    Respect@Work Report – Employer Obligations

    Apr 15, 2021 • 00:12:54

    Miriam Power and Helen Beech discuss the expanded employer obligations for preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Miriam Power and Helen Beech discuss the expanded employer obligations for preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Family & domestic violence: workplace obligations

8 December 2020
20:42

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Family and domestic violence: how to manage workplace obligations
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    Family and domestic violence: how to manage workplace obligations

    Dec 8, 2020 • 00:20:42

    Christa Lenard and Erica Elliott are joined by Regan Mitchell of Weave Youth & Community Services to discuss employers’ legal obligations in respect of family and domestic violence and what can be done to support their employees.

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Christa Lenard and Erica Elliott are joined by Regan Mitchell of Weave Youth & Community Services to discuss employers’ legal obligations in respect of family and domestic violence and what can be done to support their employees.
Out with the old and in with the (re)new(ed)

19 November 2020
14:04

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Out with the old and in with the (re)new(ed)
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    Out with the old and in with the (re)new(ed)

    Nov 19, 2020 • 00:14:04

    New safety laws have just been enacted in Western Australia. Now the countdown begins until commencement. Miriam Power and Oliver Marshall discuss some of the key features of the laws including wider application, industrial manslaughter, increased penalties and insurance prohibitions.

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New safety laws have just been enacted in Western Australia. Now the countdown begins until commencement. Miriam Power and Oliver Marshall discuss some of the key features of the laws including wider application, industrial manslaughter, increased penalties and insurance prohibitions.
Enterprise Bargaining

13 November 2020
36:56

General
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Enterprise Bargaining
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    Enterprise Bargaining

    Nov 13, 2020 • 00:36:56

    Alice DeBoos and Duncan Fletcher discuss whether enterprise bargaining is dead, or just resting its eyes!

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Alice DeBoos and Duncan Fletcher discuss whether enterprise bargaining is dead, or just resting its eyes!

Management and Mental Health 

S02E03 The Dismissal

25 September 2020
12:14

Management and Mental Health
Management and Mental Health
The Dismissal
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    The Dismissal

    Sep 25, 2020 • 00:12:14

    Michael Stutley and Miriam Power discuss the procedural steps for terminating employment where an employee can no longer perform the inherent requirement of his or her role due to mental illness.

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Michael Stutley and Miriam Power discuss the procedural steps for terminating employment where an employee can no longer perform the inherent requirement of his or her role due to mental illness.
S02E02 The independent medical examination

2 September 2020
32:39

Management and Mental Health
Management and Mental Health
The independent medical examination
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    The independent medical examination

    Sep 1, 2020 • 00:32:39

    Michael Stutley and Miriam Power are joined by Dr Tom Lee to discuss the importance of the independent medical examination on managing concerns.

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Michael Stutley and Miriam Power are joined by Dr Tom Lee to discuss the importance of the independent medical examination on managing concerns.
S02E01 Finding a path through the maze

12 August 2020
18:33

Management and Mental Health
Management and Mental Health
Finding a path through the maze
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    Finding a path through the maze

    Aug 12, 2020 • 00:18:33

    Michael Stutley and Miriam Power discuss the issues facing employers where management of performance or conduct becomes a matter of managing a mental health concern.

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Michael Stutley and Miriam Power discuss the issues facing employers where management of performance or conduct becomes a matter of managing a mental health concern.
Is a contractor truly a contractor?

24 July 2020
26:44

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Is a contractor truly a contractor?
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    Is a contractor truly a contractor?

    Jul 28, 2020 • 00:26:44

    Christa Lenard and Shelley Williams discuss recent Federal Court decisions, CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting and Jamsek v ZG Operations Australia and their implications on engaging independent contractors.

Description
Christa Lenard and Shelley Williams discuss recent Federal Court decisions, CFMMEU v Personnel Contracting and Jamsek v ZG Operations Australia and their implications on engaging independent contractors.
Is it really over?
14 July 2020
31:19
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Is it really over?
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    Is it really over?

    Jul 14, 2020 • 00:31:19

    Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss the concepts of ordinary and customary turnover of labour and employment for a specified task or period.

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Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss the concepts of ordinary and customary turnover of labour and employment for a specified task or period.
A ‘Casual’ Conversation – Unpacking Rossato
26 May 2020
26:35
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A ‘Casual’ Conversation – Unpacking Rossato
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    A ‘Casual’ Conversation – Unpacking Rossato

    May 26, 2020 • 00:26:35

    Alice DeBoos and Christa Lenard will discuss the implications of the Federal Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato and what this means for current and future casual employees.

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Alice DeBoos and Christa Lenard will discuss the implications of the Federal Court decision in WorkPac and Rossato and what this means for current and future casual employees.

How to manage investigations within NSW Health

S01E01 How you prepare for an investigation
21 May 2020
17:18
Under the Managing Misconduct Policy
Series 1
Series 1
How you prepare for an investigation
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    How you prepare for an investigation

    May 12, 2020 • 00:17:18

    Under the Managing Misconduct Policy

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Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss the process and preparation of an investigation.
S01E02 Conducting an investigation
21 May 2020
25:33
Under the Managing Misconduct Policy
Series 1
Series 1
Conducting an investigation
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    Conducting an investigation

    May 13, 2020 • 00:25:33

    Under the Managing Misconduct Policy

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Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss getting the investigation underway.
S01E03 Closing an investigation
21 May 2020
19:17
Under the Managing Misconduct Policy
Series 1
Series 1
Closing an investigation
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    Closing an investigation

    May 13, 2020 • 00:19:17

    Under the Managing Misconduct Policy

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Alice DeBoos and Lucy Shanahan discuss making the findings, the role of the decision maker and the steps that need to be taken once the decision is made.
S01E04 An investigation is over, now what?
21 May 2020
20:21

Series 1
Series 1
An investigation is over, now what?
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    An investigation is over, now what?

    May 13, 2020 • 00:20:21

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Christa Lenard and Rachel Bevan discuss managing the aftermath of a misconduct investigation.