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When starting work, you should be given a contract of employment to sign. Employment contracts should include:
For more information on working conditions in Australia, including pay and awards and conditions of employment, see the Fair Work Ombudsman website.
Under the National Employment Standards all permanent employees are entitled to:
Find out more about your leave entitlements on the Fair Work Ombudsman website
All Australian workers have the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace in Australia free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. WorkSafe Victoria is the manager of Victoria's workplace safety system and is responsible for:
The following video provides information about the Australian way of life and how people interact in the workplace in Australia.
These links provide information about workplace culture and Australian culture in general.
The Federal Privacy Act covers the collection, use and disclosure, quality and security of personal information. It also gives you rights to access and correct personal information about yourself. The Act outlines how only some people and organisations can ask for your Tax File Number (TFN), and they must keep it secure and confidential. It is not an offence for you to decline to provide your TFN, however if you do not supply it you will be taxed at the highest rate plus the Medicare levy. You also have the right to make a complaint if you think your personal information has been mishandled.