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Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association - ACT Inc. (previously known as Industrial Relations Society of the ACT Inc. 1973-2011) seeks to organise and foster discussion, research, education and publication within the field of industrial relations.

The ACT body is a Constituent member of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association (ALERA) - an affiliated body to the International Labour and Employment Relations Association (ILERA), with kindred organisations in all States and Territories of Australia. Membership is transferable between the Australian organisations (although membership benefits may vary).

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Families warned they may risk liability for injuries to au pairs and nannies

Families may be unwittingly exposing themselves to the risk of liability for injuries to au pairs and nannies they hire directly from online jobs platforms.

Sarah Meier, an industrial relations lawyer at a top tier firm, and president of the Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association ACT, said .....

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

In 2009 Simon Sinek had a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership — starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers ... still relevant today


Smell the glove Handshaking may be a chemical as well as a social greeting

GRIP firmly, maintain eye contact. What you do during a handshake is clear. But after? Research published this week suggests that humans, like other animals, use smell when they greet each other. Noam Sobel of the Weizmann Institute of Science...

Launch of Catherine Fox's 'Stop Fixing Women'

Blaming women for their own marginalization is like blaming the victim. Gender diversity is everyone's responsibility. #Stop Fixing Women

Sit at the Table

If you're not at the table, you're probably on the menu! Sit at the Table Men + Women

Ellevate Impact Survey: Results from Women Employees

The annual Ellevate Impact Survey is a compilation of the accomplishments of the Ellevate community. This year we received responses from 1,108 professional women, 63% of them work for a corporation, nonprofit or in the public sector, 27% are business owners (they identi

'Katrina Dawson will not be forgotten': award to encourage female barristers


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