Regulatory requirements for organizations operating in Australia
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1.Associations Incorporations Act 1991 2.Food Act 2001/Food Regulation 2002 3.Taxation Act 2003 4.Annual Leave Act 1973 5.Charitable Collections Act 2003 6.Children and Young People Act 2008 The Children and Young People Act 2008 indicates the roles and responsibilities of community for promoting child protection (Barr et al., 2008). Reference: Barr, A., Gillard, J., Firth, V., Scrymgour, M., Welford, R
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The organizations need to comply with legislation for operating smoothly in the market. Below are the some legislations that the organizations need to follow while operating in Australia.1.Associations Incorporations Act 19912.Food Act 2001/Food Regulation 20023.Taxation Act 20034.Annual Leave Act 19735.Charitable Collections Act 20036.Children and Young People Act 2008The Children and Young People Act 2008 indicates the roles and responsibilities of community for promoting child protection (Barr et al., 2008). The act also gives guideline for dealing with childcare services, young offenders and child employment. Finally, the act describes how the community should work for promoting the child care, wellbeing and protection.Reference:Barr, A., Gillard, J., Firth, V., Scrymgour, M., Welford, R., Lomax-Smith, J., ... & Constable, E. (2008).Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. PO Box 202 Carlton South Victoria, 3053, Australia.
Being the childcare professional, my roles and responsibilities include complying to the Child and Young People Act, 2008 while offering services. While dealing with the child, a childcare professional needs to focus on the following areas:Young OffendersChild protectionChild Care and wellbeingChild employmentWhile offering services, the childcare professional needs to find solutions for the below issues— Ways to ensure protection of children and young peopleEstablishing a framework for supporting the children Identifying the unique needs of young offenders and meeting the needs using criminal justice system Positioning the regulatory framework in such way so that the young offenders are benefitted The children and young people are vulnerable to different types of risk factors (Targowska et al., 2010).So, the childcare professionals need to focus on identifying the vulnerabilities and mitigating those inorder to provide the children with full protection. In addition to meet the care needs of children andensuring their well-being, the childcare professionals also need to fulfill the requirements of youngoffenders (Barr et al., 2008). The young offenders are different in nature than the adult criminals. Thechildcare professional needs to ensure that the regulatory frameworks are being used in such way, sothat along with controlling the criminal behavior of the offender, their growth is also being promoted.References:Barr, A., Gillard, J., Firth, V., Scrymgour, M., Welford, R., Lomax-Smith, J., ... & Constable, E. (2008).Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians. Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training and Youth Affairs. PO Box 202 Carlton South Victoria, 3053, Australia.Targowska, A., Saggers, S., & Frances, K. (2010). Licensing and regulation of Indigenous child careservices.Australian Journal of Early Childhood,35(4), 30-39.The risk of potential legislation breaches in the workplace needs to be detected and managed early toavoid the future risks. The process of dealing with potential legal breaches comprises of several steps.The first step of the process deals with identification of the potential threats (Michaelson, 1984). Whenthe threats are identified, it is necessary to develop a well-defined breach control process for mitigatingthe threat. On basis of the control process, the breach is handled. The next stage deals withidentification of the key factors behind the risk of breach and reporting the factor. Whenever a potentialthreat of the beaches is identified, taking the corrective action is necessary. The process of breachcontrol needs to be able to take steps so that the corrective action can be taken and the further risk of
breach can be mitigated. The final stage deals with registering the breach so that the similar issues infuture can be avoided.Reference:Michaelson, M. G. (1984). Breach of Trust: The Duty to Disclose Pending Litigations in a Contest forCorporate Control.Rutgers L. Rev.,37, 1.Ethical Responsibility is the capability to identify or interpret an act upon several values and standardsaccording to the morals within a given field and situation. The standing of ethics in business concerns aperson's ethical decisions about right and wrong. The ethical practices in community services isdependent on the principles including the incorporation of ethics in regular activities, offering thequality service and support to children for mitigating their needs, keeping the sensitive informationregarding the workplace confidential, development and incorporation of regulatory framework tocomply with the rules and regulations, maintenance of diversity in the workplace, undertaking attemptsto promote professional development and offering quality services as well as maintaining professionalstandards in activities (Acwa.org.au, 2018).Reference:Acwa.org.au. (2018). Code of ethics and Practice guidelines - Australian Community Workers Association| ACWA. Retrieved from http://www.acwa.org.au/resources/ethics-and-standardsThe conflict of interest occurs at the workplace when the personal interest of an employee does not align with the organizational interest. In other words, the conflicts of interest occur due to the dual relationships of an individual in the workplace. The organizational conflict of interest indicates the situation when an institution fails to act a impartially due to its relationship with other organizations.The conflict of interest can be observed in the following cases— The interest of an public official contradicts with the professional position The same person is in the position of authority in two organizations and the interests between these two organizations contradict with each otherWhen the responsibilities of an individual contradict with each other To mitigate the risk of conflict of interest, the organizations need to identify the root causes. The conflict of interest can be caused due to the tendency of nepotism and self- dealing. The nepotism can be described as the tendency of favouring some individuals over others (Kennedy & Houston, 2016). Thecommon example of nepotism in an organization is, showing preference to close friends and relatives while hiring them. The self-dealing occurs when an authorized individual in an organization has some contradictory interest outside the business. In such cases, the individual may focus on meeting own interest rather than that of the organization leading to self-dealing.
The conflict of interest does not indicate the situation of criminal activity (Johnston, 2017). For instance, an employee can hire the close relative for a position. It cannot necessarily be considered as the nepotism unless the relative is given with favour such as higher salary. However, unless none of the parties are violating the rules and regulations or the organizational policies, there is no criminal offence considered. In case of private organizations, the policies are incorporated to reduce the risk of nepotism and the self-dealing. The private organizations can also focus on having a lawsuit, in case; an incident of conflict of interest is identified. The government organizations also, take legal help for preventing the public employees to get involved into a situation that can lead to conflict of interest.The conflict of interest can be managed by incorporating the following principles in the a business policies—Duty of care: Duty of care facilitates the employees to attend the meetings, asking questions against the organizational policies, sharing independent views and attending the meetings with adequate preparation.Duty of Obedience: The duty of obedience encourages the employees to achieve and protect the organizational mission. The duty of obedience also encourages the employees to comply with the laws and organizational policy. Duty of loyalty: The duty of loyalty encourages the staffs to disclose the conflicts of interest with the management. The duty of loyalty also a encourages the staffs for adhering to the policy and avoiding use of the organizational assets for own benefit.References:Johnston, M. (2017).Conflict of interest(Vol. 1). LE Publishing.Kennedy, D. W., & Houston, S. M. (2016). Conflict of interest.The code of ethics can be described as the set of statements which indicate the appropriate behaviour from the professionals who take care of the children and young people. The code of ethics, describe the ethical responsibilities of the professionals for meeting the educational and care needs of the children. The code of ethics is designed in such way so that the current practices of pedagogical research can be implemented into the practice. The code of ethics for childcare professionals is also based on the national process of consultation which puts value on the emerging childcare practices.The 10 ways in which worker can contribute to workplace improvements that will support continuing with legal and ethical responsibility are-1.Looking for personal good and property of customers2.Moving clients
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