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Community Legal Centres Queensland believes that workers should be treated fairly and equally, particularly in the areas of pay, dismissal and working conditions.

Community Legal Centres Queensland supports Article 7 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. 

Community Legal Centres Queensland advocates

  • reflection in employment law of the principle of non-discrimination;
  • Evidence-based development of law and policy with respect to the incidence of unemployment among particular groups within society.

Listed below are a range of research papers, submissions, news articles and items of interest that provide additional information on this subject area.

Related webinars

Sham employment arrangements

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A sham contracting arrangement occurs where an employer attempts to disguise an employment relationship as an independent contracting arrangement. > more

Domestic and family violence leave

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
With an increased understanding of the incidence and impact of domestic and family violence in our community and in our workplaces, Australian unions are advocating for Paid Domestic and Famil > more

Strategies to recruit and retain volunteers in your CLC

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Community legal centres rely on volunteers to assist the greatest number of clients in the most efficient way possible. > more

Dealing with sexual harassment complaints in the workplace

Friday, May 18, 2018
Drawing on high profile sexual harassment scandals in media, entertainment and corporate Australia, Rachel Drew, Partner at Holding Re > more

Industrial obligations for CLCs facing funding cuts or restructure

Tuesday, August 14, 2018
In an uncertain funding environment, where restructure may be required in order to maintain organisational sustainability, it is essential for community legal centres and other community organ > more

Sex worker rights are human rights: Barriers in accessing justice

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Sex work is one of the most heavily regulated workforces in Queensland. The current laws force sex workers to choose between working safely or legally. > more

How JobWatch can help people experiencing employment issues

Thursday, September 20, 2018
JobWatch is a not-for-profit employment rights legal centre working in conjunction with community legal centres across Australia and the Fair Work Ombudsm > more

How your centre can benefit from a TAFE Legal Services volunteer student placement

Tuesday, October 9, 2018
TAFE Queensland delivers a Diploma of Legal Services aimed at getting individuals work ready for administrative and paralegal roles in the private and community legal sectors. > more

The impact of the coronavirus on employees – job losses, stand-downs and dismissals

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
With the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) there will be widespread job losses, standing down of employees and workplace dismissals across industries. > more

Preventing and responding to psychological injury for workers in Queensland Community Legal Centres

Thursday, May 28, 2020
Ensuring a worker's psychological safety is just as important as ensuring a worker's physical health and safety in the workplace. > more

From reacting to responding in a time of change: Fostering self-awareness and resilience

Thursday, June 11, 2020
During periods of rapid change and with the blurring of our home and work lives, it is critical that we are aware of the potential negative impact of stress and burnout. > more

Meaningful conversations at work - Speaking & thinking well together

Thursday, July 9, 2020
A primary need when we show up in groups is to feel psychologically, emotionally and relationally safe. > more