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Welcome to our first newsletter for 2013

This year looks like there will be some major legislative changes moving towards equality in the workplace. Parental rights and anti-bullying legislation that will force employers to take claims of bullying seriously are on the industrial relations agenda for this year's election. Whatever the outcome of the election itself, there are guaranteed to be changes affecting the workplace. 

In this month's newsletter, Jo Kamira talks about gay marriage and what it means to her. Alison Page, our legal counsel addresses the proposed changes arising from the Parliamentary Inquiry into Workplace Bullying and Harassment, and WISE announces forthcoming dates for investigations training and the upcoming visit of Professor Ray Bull, international expert on Investigative Interviewing. 

Short courses on Conducting Workplace Investigations are filling fast.

Our first short course of the year will take place in Melbourne on March 20-22. This course focuses on how to conduct investigations into workplace misconduct, bullying and harassment. Included in the program is a full day on interviewing skills, how to draft allegations and conducting procedurally fair investigations. This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to undertake investigations within your workplace.

The course is confirmed as going ahead. Follow the links to book your place now. WISE Short Courses

Webinar crazy!

WISE staff have been getting involved in the new world of webinars this year. Harriet Stacey presented two webinars for HR Daily in February on Investigative Interviewing. The live webinar was very well attended illustrating the high demand for these skills by HR professionals. The webinar and other supporting material is available from the HR Daily website.

Anna Faoagoli is also presenting a webinar on 12 March 2013 for the Australian Mediation Association - “Managing workplace mediations – who is your client? Managing disclosures and bullying and harassment claims”. Hear about how mediations can help you in your workplace - book your place here.


Harriet Stacey Jo Kamira


Marching Towards Diversity in the Workplace

Towards the middle of February every year, the rainbow coloured flags start waving on Oxford Street as the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras approaches. Wise Workplace Principal and Operations Manager, Jo Kamira, talks about GLBTI issues.

Read the full interview

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Federal Government fires up against workplace bullying

Last week the Federal Government announced the recommendations it was taking forward from last year’s parliamentary inquiry into workplace bullying and harassment. Alison Page, legal counsel for WISE outlines the recommendations put forward and the issues still left unanswered.

Read the full article

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  What's On  

Training Courses

Conducting Workplace Investigations – Advanced

March 20-22  - Melbourne
June 3- 5 – Sydney
June 19-21  - Brisbane
July 24-26 – Canberra
October 16- 18 – Sydney

Click here for more information and to book your place

Investigating Reportable Conduct and offenses against children in employment related work

April 3-5 – Sydney
September 11-13 – Sydney

Click here for more information and to book your place

Special event  for 2013 - Professor Ray Bull on “Investigative Interviewing of respondents”

WISE is proud to host this world class expert on investigative interviewing over two weeks in April/May 2013.

April 30 – Brisbane
May 2 – Sydney
May 7 – Melbourne
May 10 – Perth

Add the dates to your diary – online booking services will be launched by the 1st March.

Mediation Webinar

12 march 2013 – Anna Faoagoli presents a webinar on Mediation on behalf of the Australian Mediation Association.

Click here for more information and to book your place


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