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Portable Long Service Leave: What, Why, How?

Monday, 3 May 2021 - 10:30am

There has been much talk around lately about portable entitlements for employees as they shift jobs, and SACOSS is exploring portable long service leave for the community services in South Australia. Such schemes have been introduced in the ACT, Victoria and Queensland, and it is under consideration in the Northern Territory.

This briefing for our sector, organised jointly by SACOSS and the Australian Services Union (SA&NT Branch) will explore:

  • What a portable long service leave scheme is
  • Why it is important for our sector
  • How it will work and what it will mean for your organisation

Speaker include:

  • Linda White, Former ASU Assistant National Secretary and Board Member of Victorian PLSL Authority Governing Board (tbc)

Monday 3 May, 10.30am

for a 10.45am start

Location: U City, 43 Franklin Street, Adelaide

The event is free, but booking is essential:

Click here to register.


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Living Without the Basics Conference

Wednesday, 19 May 2021 - 9:00am


Our 10th annual Energy, Water and Housing Conference is on the theme of Living Without the Basics, and examines how where we live and whether we have tenure over our homes impacts on access to decent housing, and affordable energy and water.

Renters and those living in public or social housing can be disadvantaged with limited access to energy efficiency programs and renewable energy, as well as having fewer opportunities to improve the thermal efficiency of their homes. This is just one of the many disadvantages seen everyday across our country. South Australia is also the only state in Australia where renters are required to pay a water supply charge, as well as water usage (unless specified otherwise in the tenancy agreement). There are also big gaps in access to safe, reliable and affordable water for some people living in remote and regional SA.

These issues have implications for health, well-being and costs of living for people who live in inefficient housing and can least afford high energy and water costs.

The Energy, Water and Housing Conference will consider topics from interdisciplinary perspectives with expert speakers within the energy, housing and water sectors and provide opportunities for participants to engage with and influence policy in these fundamental areas.

Please do not hesitate to contact SACOSS Events Assistant on crystal@sacoss.org.au if you have any queries.

Click here to register

DATE: Wednesday 19th May 2021
WHERE: Adelaide Convention Centre

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