Posted 29th June
This week Liberty CEO Kelly Lamb presented at a Business Port Macquarie and Hastings Business Women’s Network event about upcoming paid domestic and family violence leave changes for small business.
Speaking alongside Matt Phillips from Mid North Coast Police District, Taylor Horne from Donovan Oates Hannaford and Helen Bousamra from OBB Accountants, Kelly provided insights for businesses around how to implement the changes safely and sensitively, as well as how to recognise the signs of abuse, how to respond to disclosures and where to refer people for specialist support.
For businesses who want to improve their understanding of domestic and family violence, upskill their team around the coming changes and provide a safe and respectful workplace, Liberty has a tailored workplace training and development program called ‘Everybody’s Business’.
Find out more about Everybody’s Business
Small businesses have until 1 August to prepare for the new National Employment Standards which provide workers with 10 days paid domestic and family violence leave each year.
Domestic and family violence costs the Australian economy $13.6 billion each year. 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men experience domestic and family violence. Locally, more than 1200 women and children accessed support from Liberty last year.
Everybody has a role to play in preventing violence and supporting those who have experienced abuse.
Posted 18th September 2023
Liberty's efforts were recognised at the 2023 Mid North Coast Business Awards, receiving Business of the Year, Outstanding Community Organisation, Employer of Choice (under 20) and Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion awards.
Posted 24th May 2023
Liberty was named Business of the Year at the 2023 Coastline Credit Union Greater Port Macquarie Business Awards, and also took home the Community & Social Services Award for the third year in succession as well as the Outstanding Community Organisation Award.