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    • 27-Jun-2024
    • 11:00 - 12:00
    • Online

    In February 2024, the Australia Parliament passed the second stage of the Government’s ‘Closing Loopholes’ employment law reforms, bringing with it a raft of further complex changes to the Fair Work Act 2009.

    Some of these changes have already commenced operation, whilst other changes will come into effect later in 2024 and early in 2025.

    Given the significant impact of the ‘Closing Loopholes’ reforms and the potential penalties imposed for non-compliance, it is essential that employers take steps to understand these changes and how the changes will impact their business.

    In this free webcast, Matthews Folbigg Lawyers’ Peter Doughman will canvass the primary changes arising from the ‘Closing Loopholes’ reforms, including:

    • The new employee ‘right to disconnect’;
    • Changes to the concept and definition of casual employment;
    • Changes to the definitions and tests for employees and independent contractors;
    • New protections for labour hire workers including ‘same job, same pay’ orders;
    • New rights and protections for independent contractors, including new minimum standards for ‘employment-like’ workers; and
    • New criminal penalties for wage theft.

      Webinar Details

      Date: Thursday 27th June, 2024

      Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm 

      Where: Online

      Cost: Free

      Webinar Presenter  |  Peter Doughman  |  Matthews Folbigg Lawyers

      Peter is a Senior Associate of Matthews Folbigg and a specialist in workplace law. Peter was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2008. He is a graduate of Western Sydney University, with degrees in Law (LLB) and Music (B. Mus). Peter provides practical, targeted and cost-conscious employment law advice to a wide range of employers and businesses, varying from sole traders, Not-For-Profits and associations, to companies of all sizes

      This webinar is proudly supported by:

      • 25-Jul-2024
      • 09:00
      • 12-Dec-2024
      • 13:00
      • Online

      Help your new Managers and Team Leaders get the skills and knowledge they need to become truly successful leaders.

      Have you promoted high-performing individuals into Team Leader and Supervisor roles only to find they are 'just average'as leaders? While they have outstanding technical skills, most haven't got the leadership skills they need to succeed in their new role.

      Top performers often struggle in the transition to leadership. They find it hard to delegate, can't understand why people aren't as motivated as they are, and get frustrated when others don't perform tasks to their standard. They often avoid difficult conversations because they fear the other person's reaction and don't know how to handle it.

      To make matters worse, while many feel out of their depth, they don't want to admit this to their boss and look like a failure, which only exacerbates the problem.


      Western Sydney Business Connection and World Class Teams have partnered to bring you the Open Leadership Accelerator Program. In 6 x 4-Hour live and interactive online sessions you can equip your new managers with the five essential skills they need to transition into being genuine and successful leaders:

      1.  Fire Up Your Team
      2.  Game Changing Communicator
      3.  Elevated EQ
      4.  Change Catalyst
      5.  WorkSMART

      Program Details

      This program will be delivered by Diana Tapp in 6 x 4-hour online sessions, from 9.00am - 1.00pm
      All course materials will be provided for you.

      Session 1: Thursday 25th July 2024
      Session 2: Thursday 22nd August 2024
      Session 3: Thursday 19th September 2024
      Session 4: Thursday 17th October 2024
      Session 5: Thursday 14th November 2024
      Session 6: Thursday 12th December 2024

      Course Presenter

      Diana Tapp, CEO of World Class Teams

      This highly interactive course is presented by Diana Tapp, CEO of World Class Teams. Diana is Australia’s #1 High Performance Team Consultant and author of the book “Unleash Your Team's Potential”.

      World Class Teams' practical tools and techniques have been developed and honed over 15 years working with some of Australia’s most innovative and prestigious companies such as Linfox, Commonwealth Bank, Merlin Entertainments and Cathay Pacific Airways.


      Connection Members and Guests: $2,200 + GST per person

      Non Member Rate: $2,200 + GST per person

      How To Register Your Interest

      To register your interest for the Open Leadership Accelerator Course, please fill out the expression of interest form by clicking the 'Register Your Interest' button above.

      Alternatively. feel free to contact the Events Team at if you have any questions or need further information about the course.

      This Leadership Course is presented in collaboration with 

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