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Helping small business prepare for paid DFV leave

pencil 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.

Speakers at the event smile for a photo

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