• How to calculate your working from home expenses this tax time!

    How to calculate your working from home expenses this tax time!

    Amid the coronavirus crisis, most public sector workers were granted the right to work from home. Being able to work from home came with additional costs, such as new office equipment, higher electricity and internet bills. Some of you may be wondering how and what you can claim in expenses when working from home.

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  • New year new habits

    New year new habits

    It’s the beginning of a new year! If you are thinking of adding a new habit to your day to day life, you should first reflect on how you picked up your current habits and whether you can use the same skills to incorporate new behaviours into your routine. 

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  • #MeToo has changed the media landscape, but there is still much to be done

    #MeToo has changed the media landscape, but there is still much to be done

    Emerging in 2017 in response to allegations of sexual assault perpetrated by Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, #MeToo highlighted the potential for traditional and social media to work together to generate global interest in gender-based violence. Within 24 hours, survivors around the world had used the hashtag 12 million times. 

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  • Lisa Jackson on Cultural and Ceremonial Leave

    Lisa Jackson on Cultural and Ceremonial Leave

    CPSU/CSA member Lisa Jackson, an Aboriginal woman working at the Department of Communities in Kununurra, presented a powerful argument on the importance of Cultural and Ceremonial Leave:

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Fighting back against the generalised JDF

Budget cuts for staff in any workplace brings with it a number of risks – spiralling overtime, higher levels of stress and an expectation that everyone left needs to ‘step up.’ What happens when ‘stepping up’ or ‘embracing change’ means that your Job Description Form (JDF) suddenly becomes unrecognisable to you?

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