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Welcome to the November edition of our Corporate and Commercial Briefly.

>   2016 Walking the Talk Seminar
>   Human Resources Masterclass
>   Employment – Caution when including aspirational statements in enterprise agreements
>   Estate Planning – What are you waiting for?

2016 Walking the Talk Seminar

Tell us what you want to hear about at South Australia’s most valuable workplace seminar.

Walking the Talk is back in 2016 and Norman Waterhouse’s Employment and Industrial Relations Team will again take you through an in-depth analysis of the most important issues facing your workplace. Also, back by popular demand, our interactive Q&A session.

This is one seminar that Chief Executive Officers, human resource professionals and senior managers across State and Federal industrial regimes can’t afford to miss.

Get the right advice on your workplace issues at this full-day seminar.

"It is the only conference that I MUST attend each year. You all continue to deliver a dynamic line up of subjects and presenters, well done."

"The best seminar I have attended in recent years."

Friday 1 April 2016 | Crowne Plaza Adelaide

Click here to add the calendar appointment to Outlook.

To have your say and shape the agenda, submit your topics to marketing@normans.com.au


Human Resources Masterclass

On 6 November 2015, the Norman Waterhouse Employment and Industrial Relations team hosted the Human Resources Masterclass, an interactive and practical learning experience for CEOs and human resource professionals in the local government and private sector.

The Masterclass focussed on two key areas, a practical perspective to the Return to Work Act 2014 (SA), and a scenario driven workshop on conducting a workplace investigation.

I am pleased to say that the Masterclass was a great success and we received much positive feedback and topic suggestions for future workshops.

The Norman Waterhouse Masterclass will be one of the two regular conferences hosted by the Norman Waterhouse Employment and Industrial Relations team each year, the other being, of course, our popular Walking The Talk conference which will be held on 1 April 2016.

I wish to thank everyone who attended and participated in the Masterclass. For those who were unable to attend this year, I strongly encourage you to take the opportunity to join us next year.

Kind regards
Sathish Dasan


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Employment – Caution when including aspirational statements in enterprise agreements

Aspirational statements are often included in enterprise agreements to convey organisational aims and goals. The inclusion of these aspirational statements may not be intended to create binding legal obligations on the parties. However, quite often, where there is more than one drafter having input into the agreement, the output may not have the clarity and precision that reflects the true intention of the parties. The decision of National Tertiary Education Union v La Trobe University [2015] FCAFC 142 demonstrates where an aspirational statement contained in an enterprise agreement can be deemed legally binding on the employer.

Please click here to read more.



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Estate Planning – What are you waiting for?

You might have recently seen an article in The Age (and other Fairfax outlets) about Robert Holmes a Court and how he died without a valid will. It was a timely article for me because I was in the process of advising clients in hospital on their estate planning. In my experience, estate planning is less stressful and usually better thought out if it is done before there is an immediate need (such as a medical emergency or diagnosis with a terminal illness).

Please click here to read more.



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