The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z Synology Host Solutions Exhibition alongside Computex, 2019 2019-05-08T22:30:00Z synology-host-solutions-exhibition-alongside-computex-2019 Data lies at the core of every industry transformation. Synology provides a wide array of solutions to ensure business continuity. Join us to explore the data life cycle and discover infinite possibilities of file access, storage, and backup. Synology will be hosting its own Solution Exhibition alongside Computex 2019 and you're invited! Join Synology at their new HQ in Taiwan! Date: 29th May 2019 - 31st May 2019 Time: 10am - 6pm Venue: Synology HQ - TPKA in Taipei Far Eastern Telecom Park (1F, No.1, Yuandong Rd., Banqiao Dist., New Taipei City 220) 8-minute walk from the Far Eastern Hospital MRT station (Exit 3) For more information: https://event.synology.com/en-global/solutionexhibition_2019 If of interest and for RSVP, please contact: Shazana Roseli at shazana.roseli@taurusmarketing.com.au, John Wanna at john.wanna@taurusmarketing.com.au or Stacey Toskas at stacey.toskas@taurusmarketing.com.au +61 029415 4528 Lawyers: One Size DOES NOT Fit All 2019-05-03T17:34:17Z lawyers-one-size-does-not-fit-all Most people never imagine that they will need a lawyer, however it happens more and more often. People use different types of lawyers for a variety of needs. No single lawyer will be able to have all the technical and expert knowledge that each field of law requires. However, by specializing in one field a lawyer is able to gain the knowledge needed and understand the nuances of the particular field. What does this mean for their clients? Higher success rates! Three Best Rated® sat down with three award winning law firms to learn more about their respective specializations. Unified Lawyers is a dynamic and innovative law firm that specializes predominantly in Family Law, Property Law, and Wills and Estates. They have multiple lawyers and support staff which allows them to branch into more areas of the law, without sacrificing their results. This article will focus on the family law side of their practice. Family law encompasses divorce, child-custody disputes, adoptions, common law marriages and separations, and much more. Pretty much, if it involves the family, it involves a family law lawyer! When a client seeks out a family law lawyer, they are usually already emotional and distraught which can be difficult to handle. “Family lawyers should be empathetic, sensitive, and patient, but at the same time maintain a firm persona,” says Mark Machaalani, solicitor director and co-founder of Unified Lawyers, “You don't want a lawyer who sees you as just a client.” Family law is unique compared to other types of law, because of the emotional aspect for the client, especially if children are involved. These lawyers walk a fine line between being too forceful and ruining any chance of an amicable resolution, or being too accommodating and ending up with a resolution the client is not happy with. Things can happen rapidly with a family and the need for a family lawyer with it. “Family lawyers need to be on-call around the clock and are expected to be very responsive due to the nature of the clientele,” Machaalani says, “You don't want to wait days on end for answers [from your family lawyer], especially with all the unforeseen situations you will find yourself in.” Most of all, family lawyers must be sensitive and understanding to their client. “[A good family lawyer is] someone who understands a client is going through a hard time, and is more often than not, new to the process,” Machaalani says. Even in Court, family law operates differently then other areas of law. Of course, like other areas, clients must be prepped for hearings prior to Court so they know what is expected of them. “Unlike other areas of law, clients are expected to attend all Court cases,” says Machaalani. The consequences of failing to do so will depend on each particular case, but almost always gives the opposing side an advantage. Foyle Legal, a law firm specializing in personal injury law, was founded by Christian Foyle in 2012. Personal injury lawyers encompass motor vehicle accidents, worker's compensation claims, work injuries, public liability, medical negligence, and criminal injuries compensation. If a person was personally injured, then a personal injury lawyer is the way to go! Personal injury lawyers are often also known as compensation lawyers. “Most lawyers will charge their clients on an upfront basis and you can expect to pay money into the law practices trust account before work commences,” Foyle says, “Compensation lawyers will often take on personal injury matters on a no win, no fee basis which means there are no upfront legal fees.” Some personal injury firms, such as Foyle Legal, will assists the injured person with the cost of obtaining medical reports to support the claim. When looking for a personal injury lawyer, it is important to meet them in person before hiring them. This will allow the client to get a feel for the lawyer, their style, and how they approach the case. If they try to push the client to do something they don't want to do or are uncomfortable with, then this can be a major red flag. “If they provide a costs agreement then that document should be read carefully before signing up,” says Foyle. There's almost nothing worse then winning the case, only to be surprised by the costs agreement at the end. Finally, the client should research on what other people say about them, if they are recommended by a neutral third party like Three Best Rated®, and the type of cases they have had success in. Overall, the client wants to make sure the firm is a good fit for them. Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ was founded in 2001 by Ugur Nedim. He has been practicing as a criminal defence lawyer since 1998 and has been an 'Accredited Criminal Law Specialist' since 2005. Criminal defence lawyers represent people who have been charged with a criminal offense, such as traffic violations, drug use and importation, sexual assault, robbery, fraud, and much more. Usually if a person is arrested their first call should be to their criminal defence lawyer! Criminal defence lawyers are unique, because they are in the courtroom almost everyday. “Each day, we come before magistrates or judges, often in busy courtrooms and are required to perform to a high standard for the clients, often in the presence of their family and friends,” Nedim says, “This is unique to criminal law, as other areas including commercial and even family law, are normally conducted based on affidavits and other documents, and do not require the same level of advocacy (courtroom work) and the liberty of their clients is rarely on the line.” Criminal defence lawyers can be the deciding factor between jail time or community service, and they have to fight to keep their clients liberties protected. Criminal defence lawyers spend more time in the Court when compared to other types of lawyers. When most people think of a lawyer, they are usually thinking of a criminal defence lawyer! This typically means that they have to perform, and look, professionally and well every step of the way. A typical case will start with drafting extensive representation. “[Extensive representations is a] detailed formal letter to the prosecution calling for the withdrawal of the proceedings or downgrading of the charge, and the basis for the request,” Nedim says, “This is often overlooked by lawyers to the detriment of clients, as they often lead to the speedy finalization for the cases.” Next, the lawyer will devise and implement an effective case strategy aimed at maximizing the potential of the case being withdrawn or thrown out. Lawyers will send a large amount of time preparing their clients for Court. “We... [provide] them with relevant guides depending on the type of case and what is likely to occur on the day,” explains Nedim, “For example, we provide character reference guides and guides for letters of apology to the Court... We also guide our clients to undertake various programs in the lead up to Court, depending on their particular situation.” Finally the key towards success? “Preparation, preparation, and more preparation; preparation is the key to maximizing the likelihood of achieving the optimal outcome,” says Nedim, “Sadly, many lawyers are criticized for adjourning cases from Court date to Court date, while doing very little in-between.” When searching for a criminal defence lawyer, it's extremely important to look at their track record and the type of cases they typically deal with. The client will want to pick one that is familiar with their type of case and has a good track record. They also want to find a lawyer that is willing to put in the work in-between the Court dates. If possible, the client should meet with the law firm before hiring them. Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ offer a free first conference for this exact purpose. Finally, the client should read reviews and see how the firm ranks on neutral third party ranking sites. Each specialization is different and requires a different skill set. By specializing each lawyer is able to refine that skill set while learning the nuances of the law they have chosen. It is important to pick a lawyer that specializes in the appropriate area in order to maximize chances of success. Finally, when in doubt, call the lawyers and ask!  About Unified Lawyers  Unified Lawyers was founded in 2005 by friends and business partners, Mark Machaalani and Dominic Nguyen. They were tired of working for large corporate firms that were obsessed with billing and driving sales, and wanted to build a family firm that focused on the clients. They wanted a firm that unified the law, business, and relationships for the betterment of everyone they worked with. After several years of planning, they took the plunge and now they are one of the fastest growing local legal firms in Sydney. They pride themselves on their excellent customer service and strive to exceed client's expectations. They keep their clients informed every step of the way and remain responsive, accessible, and approachable from the start of the case to the end of the case. Unified Lawyers has been recognized for their excellence and has been named one of the top three family lawyers in Sydney, NSW for 2019 by Three Best Rated®. CONTACT INFORMATION  20-22 Station Street, Shop 1  Sydney, NSW 2204  Phone: 02 7902 1764  Email: mark@unifiedlawyers.com.au  Website: https://www.unifiedlawyers.com.au/f amily-law/ About Sydney Criminal Lawyers™  Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ was founded by Ugur Nedim in 2001 with the vision to create a “result-oriented” firm with high levels of client satisfaction. They are completely criminal defence orientated and every single one of their lawyers have substantial courtroom experience. They strive to be transparent by using fixed fees, which are available on their website for all to see. They currently have over 6,500 pages of free original material on their website. They are driven by results – not profits. They do not have monthly 'budgets' their lawyers are required to meet and that allows them to foster a cooperative environment between the lawyers. Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ pride themselves on being a socially responsible firm and donate regularly to various charities through their selffunded “SCL Help Fund.” Nedim donates $1,000 of his own money to the fund every week. Sydney Criminal Lawyers™ has been recognized for their excellence and was named one of the top three criminal lawyers in Sydney, NSW for 2019 by Three Best Rated®. CONTACT INFORMATION  Museum Towers  507/267 Castlereagh Street  Sydney, NSW 2000  Phone: 02 9261 8881  Email: info@sydneycriminallawyers.com.au  Website: https://www.sydneycriminallawyers.c om.au/ About Foyle Legal  Foyle Legal was founded by Christian Foyle in 2012. Foyle was inspired to start his own law firm so he could provide good service at an affordable price. They operate on a “no win, no fee” basis and the first consultation is obligation-free. At Foyle Legal, they strive to make the process as easy and pain-free as possible, and that includes costs. They charge in accordance with the scale of costs set down by the government in respect to most claims. This means professional advice, without any excessive charges! They will also assist injured people with the high cost of obtaining medical reports to help support their claim. At Foyle Legal, the team strives to make their services as affordable and comprehensive as possible while delivering top notch representation! Three Best Rated® has recognized Foyle Legal for their excellence and named them one of the top three compensation lawyers in Perth, WA for 2019. CONTACT INFORMATION  6/2 Carson Road, Malaga  Perth, WA 6090  Phone: 0408 727 343  Email: christian.foyle@foylelegal.com  Website: https://foylelegal.com/ New Media App Launches To Kill Off The Press Release 2019-04-30T04:15:39Z new-media-app-launches-to-kill-off-the-press-release A new technology platform has launches tomorrow made just for you. This tech platform called Story Match® will change the way that you receive your story pitches. No more emails, no more press releases and no more hassling PRs (I promise not to be one of those…) First, watch this! In 1.5 minutes it will explain it all to you… Story Match® is a two sided market place App and Desktop platform that allows brands to pitch story ideas to journalists, at the same time allowing journalists to select only what topics of stories they want to receive. Journalists, like you, set up their profile using 6 simple steps. You can select from up to 50 industry tags (food, finance, lifestyle, tech, etc etc) and can localise by State and Territories. If there’s a match on industry tags then you see the pitch. Using swiping technology you can scroll through stories, swipe left if you don’t like the story or right if you do. If you swipe right, it will open an immediate and private chat between you and the person who posted the pitch. The best bit…. The pitches have limitations – so brands can only upload selected images, a headline and up to 500 characters to bring their pitch to life. They then select which industry tag their story is relevant to, and localise it. So now you don’t need to read any more press releases or receive any more pitches that you’re not interested in. Story Match® was developed to improve efficiencies in the media industry, and allow all brands, no matter how big or small the opportunity to get their brand noticed. The tech platform has been developed by Founder and Director of Polkadot Communications Dionne Taylor – who has worked both as a journalist and a PR for the last 15 years. Dionne is available for an interview to chat about this new and exciting platform, built just for YOU! If interested in speaking with Dionne, please get in touch. GFA Issues Prayer Appeal on Behalf of Village Pastor Abducted at Gunpoint in Myanmar 2019-01-30T05:10:14Z gfa-issues-prayer-appeal-on-behalf-of-village-pastor-abducted-at-gunpoint-in-myanmar TOOWOOMBA, QLD—GFA (Gospel for Asia, www.gfaau.org) has issued an urgent prayer appeal on behalf of one of its field-partner workers who was abducted at gunpoint in Myanmar, formerly Burma. Tun N., aged 41, who pastors a congregation in the country’s western Sittwe District, was last seen when he was taken from his home the evening of Jan. 19. Married with three children, he leads a church of around 50 members.   “We are extremely concerned for Pastor Tun’s safety, and we appeal to Christians around the world to join us in praying for his release without harm,” said GFA founder Dr. K.P. Yohannan.   Armed members of a rebel group abducted Pastor Tun, telling him that their leader wanted to ask him some questions. The incident was reported to local officials, who have not been able to locate him. Pastor Tun’s wife, local church members, and regional church leaders have been unsuccessful in learning his whereabouts.   “Please pray earnestly for peace and strength for Pastor Tun, wherever he may be, and for comfort for his family and church members,” Yohannan added. “And we are also praying for those who have taken him, that God will  touch their hearts and reveal his love to them, and cause them to release Pastor Tun.”   Pastor Tun is a graduate of GFA’s field partner’s seminary in Yangon. His abduction is the first incident of its kind for GFA-supported ministry in Myanmar, which includes several hundred congregations.   “Just as the apostle Peter was miraculously freed from jail as his friends interceded for him, so we hope to see Pastor Tun restored to his family as his brothers and sisters in Christ pray on his behalf,” said Yohannan.    # # #   GFA (Gospel for Asia, www.gfaau.org) has – for more than 30 years ‒ provided humanitarian assistance and spiritual hope to millions across Asia, especially among those who have yet to hear the Good News. In 2017, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,000 wells drilled, over 11,000 water filters installed, Christmas presents for more than 200,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. Gold Coast family lawyer announced as ‘rising star’ by Doyle’s Guide 2018-12-03T04:45:01Z gold-coast-family-lawyer-announced-as-rising-star-by-doyle-s-guide Gold Coast, Queensland: Jones Mitchell Family Lawyers’ Olivia Jennar-Bryant has been named as one of Queensland’s ‘rising stars’ in family law by the highly regarded Doyle’s Guide. The announcement comes days after the Southport Firm promoted Olivia to Associate. Firm General Manager Tim Jones, said today, “Olivia is a true lawyer’s lawyer. She’s thorough, knowledgeable and practical, balanced with just the right amount of care and compassion. It comes as no surprise that she’s made this list – especially after her involvement with the recent reported decision of Thorne v Kennedy in the High Court.  We can’t wait to see her career go from strength to strength.”  For the Gold Coast born and bred Ms Jennar-Bryant, the announcement is a welcome surprise. “I am very humbled by and grateful for the support from my colleagues in the wider legal community.  In saying that, my main focus has always been and will continue to be on achieving positive outcomes for my clients and ideally, assisting them to achieve those outcomes without the need for long, drawn-out court proceedings or emotionally draining conflict.” If she can continue to do that, it’s clear Ms Jennar-Bryant will have a long and successful career in family law. About Jones Mitchell Family LawyersJones Mitchell Family Lawyers was formed in 1990 by Warwick Jones and David Mitchell. At the time it was the first and only specialised family law firm in Australia. The law firm has operated in Southport for the last 28 years, negotiated outcomes for over 3000 cases, and has been a key mentor for over 45 family lawyers across the region. It is recognised as a First Tier Family Law Firm on the Gold Coast by Doyle’s Guide. https://www.jonesmitchell.com.au Rimini Street Expands Investment and Operations in Asia-Pacific 2018-11-16T01:48:31Z rimini-street-expands-investment-and-operations-in-asia-pacific AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, November 16, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced that it has expanded its operations in the Asia-Pacific region with the launch of its new subsidiary, Rimini Street New Zealand Limited, and the opening of its new office in Auckland to address the growing demand for Rimini Street’s premium, ultra-responsive support services in New Zealand. Rimini Street’s expansion was announced at a gala event held at The Northern Club in Auckland, where clients, local IT leaders and the special guest of honor, Ambassador Scott P. Brown, the U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, were hosted by Rimini Street’s general manager for Asia-Pacific, Andrew Powell, and Rimini Street corporate senior executives. Growing demand for IT optimisation and a business-driven IT roadmap Rimini Street launched its new subsidiary in response to the region’s increasing desire for software support solutions that can help optimise their IT spend and enable them to liberate significant funding for their business transformation initiatives. Rimini Street already supports nearly 50 clients with operations in New Zealand, including local brands James Pascoe, Spark, 2Degrees Mobile, Refining New Zealand and The University of Auckland. By switching to Rimini Street support from the vendor’s support, organisations have saved up to 90 percent of the total cost of maintenance of their SAP and Oracle software assets and are able to run their current ERP releases with no forced upgrades for a minimum of 15 years from the date they switched support. Rimini Street clients also benefit from the Company’s flexible, premium-level enterprise software support model, including its industry-leading Service Level Agreement (SLA) of 15-minute response times for critical Priority 1 cases. In addition, each client is assigned a Primary Support Engineer (PSE) with an average of 15 years’ experience in their particular enterprise software system, backed by a broader team of technical experts. By switching their support to Rimini Street, organisations are able to take back control of their IT roadmaps with a ”business-driven roadmap” strategy that provides much more flexibility and value compared to the vendor roadmap, allowing CIOs to focus on creating value and providing competitive advantage for growth. “Organisations in New Zealand, both public and private, spend hundreds of millions of dollars every year on their annual enterprise software support and maintenance, yet see little return from this significant spend,” said Andrew Powell, general manager, Asia-Pacific, Rimini Street. “Our conversations with CIOs are squarely focused on how we can help them dramatically lower the total cost of ownership of their stable, mature enterprise systems as part of a hybrid computing model and business-driven roadmap, and as a result, we are experiencing increased demand in the region. With Rimini Street, organisations have the option to break free from the seemingly never-ending upgrade cycle dictated by the vendor’s roadmap – an expensive and disruptive path for companies to undertake just to stay fully supported. With our new operation in Auckland, we are better able to engage with and support organisations in New Zealand who want to significantly cut their software support spend and take back control of their IT roadmaps.” Region at risk of “falling behind” on innovation Recent research from Vanson Bourne, commissioned by Rimini Street, found that enterprises in the ANZ region plan to spend the second-least amount on IT innovation in the world in the next 12 months, and they plan to increase their IT innovation spend by just 6.31% in the 12 months following the survey, well below the global average of 10.94%. “New Zealand is famous for innovation, but it is at risk of falling behind the rest of the world,” continued Powell. “New Zealand CIOs know that it’s important to spend their IT budgets on more than daily operations. With budget pressures between operating costs and the need to invest in innovation, CIOs need to reassess the value of existing support arrangements and explore better software support options designed to provide a greater ROI. Rimini Street enables CIOs in New Zealand to unlock significant savings and redirect that funding into critical innovation initiatives.” To download an eBook summary of the survey, “The State of Innovation: Priorities and Challenges,” click here. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. The Company has redefined enterprise software support services since 2005 with an innovative, award-winning program that enables licensees of IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Salesforce, SAP and other enterprise software vendors to save up to 90 percent on total maintenance costs. Clients can remain on their current software release without any required upgrades for a minimum of 15 years. Over 1,700 global Fortune 500, midmarket, public sector and other organizations from a broad range of industries currently rely on Rimini Street as their trusted, third-party support provider. To learn more, please visit http://www.riministreet.com/, follow @riministreet on Twitter and find Rimini Street on Facebook and LinkedIn. (C-RMNI) Forward-Looking Statements Certain statements included in this communication are not historical facts but are forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements generally are accompanied by words such as “may,” “should,” “would,” “plan,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” “seem,” “seek,” “continue,” “future,” “will,” “expect,” “outlook” or other similar words, phrases or expressions. 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These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, continued inclusion in the Russell 2000 Index in the future; changes in the business environment in which Rimini Street operates, including inflation and interest rates, and general financial, economic, regulatory and political conditions affecting the industry in which Rimini Street operates; adverse developments in pending litigation or in the government inquiry or any new litigation; the final amount and timing of any refunds from Oracle related to our litigation; our need and ability to raise additional equity or debt financing on favorable terms; the terms and impact of our 13.00% Series A Preferred Stock; changes in taxes, laws and regulations; competitive product and pricing activity; difficulties of managing growth profitably; the success of our recently introduced products and services, including Rimini Street Mobility, Rimini Street Analytics, Rimini Street Advanced Database Security, and services for Salesforce Sales Cloud and Service Cloud products; the loss of one or more members of Rimini Street’s management team; uncertainty as to the long-term value of Rimini Street’s equity securities; and those discussed under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Quarterly Report on 10-Q filed on November 8, 2018, which disclosures amend and restate the disclosures appearing under the heading “Risk Factors” in Rimini Street’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on March 15, 2018, and as updated from time to time by Rimini Street’s future Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, Current Reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by Rimini Street with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. Separated Parents Urged To Apply For Holiday Access To Children As Friday Deadline Looms 2018-11-05T08:25:41Z separated-parents-urged-to-apply-for-holiday-access-to-children-as-friday-deadline-looms Gold Coast, Queensland:  Separated and divorced parents intending to talk to, see or travel with their children over the holidays have until 4pm this Friday to lodge their Application with the Family Court, a Gold Coast lawyer has warned. Jones Mitchell Family Lawyers’ Belinda Chitts today said, “The application is designed to make sure children are put under as little stress as possible, by giving them and their parents a clear ruling on what’s happening during an already emotional time of the year.” The Application for Parenting Orders covers interstate and overseas travel and care arrangements of children over the Christmas, New Year and school holiday period and is designed to ensure Christmas has a sense of order and stability for children of parents going through separation and divorce. “Our preference and aim is to try and reach an agreement by Consent, however, for many families this is not possible and they will need to approach the Court to have Parenting Orders made to cover the Christmas holiday period and beyond,” she said. Jones Mitchell Family Lawyers have set up a hotline for parents wanting to get their Application drafted and lodged urgently – the hotline number is 1300 813 331. Their lawyers are also offering the option of live chat via the firm’s Facebook page. The firm has also prepared a freely accessible guide for parents confronting the holiday season. The guide can be found on their website https://www.jonesmitchell.com.au/the-christmas-survival-guide-for-separated-parents/. The filing deadline exists as a way of making sure the high volume of Application for Parenting Orders can be processed prior to the holiday season. Given there are already delays in the Court system, it is wise to act quickly as there may not be enough time to have a matter heard prior to the Court's Christmas closure. ENDS About Jones Mitchell Family LawyersJones Mitchell Family Lawyers was formed in 1990 by Warwick Jones and David Mitchell. At the time it was the first and only specialised family law firm. The law firm has operated in Southport for the last 28 years, negotiated outcomes for over 2500 cases, and has been a key mentor for over 25 family lawyers across the region. It is recognised as a First Tier Family Law Firm on the Gold Coast by Doyles Guide. https://www.jonesmitchell.com.au About Belinda ChittsBelinda is an experienced family lawyer and was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2013.  She is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association, Queensland Collaborative Law, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and the Gold Coast Collaborative Law Practice Group. https://www.jonesmitchell.com.au/team/belinda-chitts/ Rimini Street Obtains Australian Single Touch Payroll Certification 2018-09-19T23:22:43Z rimini-street-obtains-australian-single-touch-payroll-certification September 20, 2018 – Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI), a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products, today announced it has obtained Single Touch Payroll (STP) certification by the Australian Government’s Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for PeopleSoft Global Payroll and SAP HCM Payroll. The new certification enables Rimini Street’s Australian clients to submit their payroll data via a ‘pay event,’ either on or before pay day, to the ATO. Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory division passed the complex, rigorous qualification process with the first file submission for both PeopleSoft and SAP software products, well ahead of the deadline set by the ATO. Premium Service Support for Critical Certification Process All organisations with 20 or more employees are required to report under STP to stay compliant with the Australian Taxation Legislation. The aim of STP is to streamline employer payroll information reporting to the ATO. The change requires companies to report payments such as salaries and wages, pay as you go (PAYG) withholding, and superannuation information from their payroll solution each time an organisation pays its employees, rather than at the end of each financial year. “With the Australian Taxation Office mandating new Single Touch Payroll reporting requirements, we needed to ensure that our systems were fully compliant,” said John Brizee, SAP manager at Golding Contractors. “Rimini Street provided the STP update for our SAP payroll application. The update was installed, tested, and ready-to-go well in advance of the ATO’s deadline of July 1, 2018.” Rimini Street put a comprehensive process in place eighteen months prior to the July 1, 2018 deadline to begin preparing clients for this new reporting standard. The Company achieved STP certification for PeopleSoft software products in May 2018 and for SAP related products in June 2018 by completing three main verification steps set by the ATO – an in depth security questionnaire, execution of the ATO’s conformance test suite and lastly, product verification testing. “STP is the largest change to Australian payroll in recent history,” said Paul Henville, group vice president, Global Product Delivery. “By obtaining the STP certification for our PeopleSoft and SAP clients, we can ensure their systems are supported and compliant for this monumental shift in payroll reporting. This is just one example of how Rimini Street remains diligent, proactive and on the forefront of constantly changing tax, legal and regulatory requirements; STP in particular was one of the most complex requirements we have had to undertake, which we were able to complete ahead of the original software vendors.” To review the list of vendors certified for STP, visit http://www.sbr.gov.au/products-register/sbr-product-register-full-list Industry-Leading Tax, Legal & Regulatory Research and Technology Rimini Street’s tax, legal and regulatory strategy and scoping team is made up of veteran tax specialists, attorneys and international tax, legal and regulatory professionals who use advanced technology and numerous government and private-sector sources to monitor, collect and verify tax, legal and regulatory changes. Rimini Street also participates in, and is a member of, many prominent tax, legal and regulatory associations around the world, including the American, Canadian, United Kingdom and Australian Payroll Associations, the American Bar Association Section of Taxation, the Financial Executives International Association, the Tax Council and the Tax Executives Institute. The innovative combination of technology, proven methodology and ISO 9001 quality processes consistently assures a fast “legislature-to-live”SM update delivery cycle and the highest quality deliverables in the industry. About Rimini Street, Inc. Rimini Street, Inc. (Nasdaq: RMNI) is a global provider of enterprise software products and services, and the leading third-party support provider for Oracle and SAP software products. 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All other trademarks remain the property of their respective owners, and unless otherwise specified, Rimini Street claims no affiliation, endorsement, or association with any such trademark holder or other companies referenced herein. SAVING OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE ONE PIECE AT A TIME 2018-09-12T01:56:46Z saving-our-indigenous-heritage-one-piece-at-a-time Leski Auctions Media Release 12 September, 2018 SAVING OUR INDIGENOUS HERITAGE ONE PIECE AT A TIME Daryl Blythman was a precocious kid who saw treasure where others saw trash. As a young boy in the late 1950s and living on a family farm in regional Australia, he was surrounded by Aboriginal stone artefacts and axes that dated back to the Indigenous history of the area. Locals, older but hardly wiser, dismissed these historical relics as having no intrinsic value, be it cultural or financial. Daryl thought otherwise. “My father fuelled my interest in Aboriginal history, because he understood that the artefacts we found were part of Australia’s unique heritage,” Daryl said. “His hobby became my obsession when I understood that every piece we found was part of our story as a nation, and the more we collected the closer we came to understanding what that story revealed to us.” In his 30s, Daryl began to actively collect as much Indigenous art as he could to preserve it for future generations. It took him from local second-hand shops to auctions of tribal memorabilia in Australia and eventually to auctions and private sales in London, New York and New Zealand. “The Blythman Collection is a remarkable testament to the vibrancy of a living community that predates European migration to Australia by thousands of years,” says Harry Glenn, an auctioneer and valuer with Leski Auctions. “The preservation of Indigenous art and culture is extremely important to any community that values its history. It’s a privilege for us to offer Daryl’s remarkable collection.” Lot 47 (late c19th Rainforest Shield from Far Nth Qld has a pre-sale estimate of $10,000 - $15,000. (NB: Image available at https://www.leski.com.au/images/lot/3568/356896_2.jpg?1535426881) The lot will be sold by Leski Auctions (www.leski.com.au) on Sunday, 23 September from 2.00pm. About Leski Auctions Leski Auctions was established in 1973. Today, it is regarded as one of Australia’s leading auctioneers of Sporting Memorabilia, Australian Art & Antiques, Collectibles and World Philately. Among the many significant collections that Leski Auctions has been privileged to sell are those of Shirley Strickland, Ron Clarke, Sir Reginald Ansett and former RSL President, Bruce Ruxton. It has sold more ‘baggy green’ caps than any other auction house in the world. Charles Leski is a registered valuer for the Department of Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts’ Cultural Gifts Program. He is also the valuer of the displayed items at the National Sports Museum at the MCG, Melbourne. Harry Glenn, an industry veteran with more than 20 years experience, has been working with Charles since 2012. The company is located at 727-729 High Street Armadale, Victoria 3143 Australia. Tel +61 3 8539 6150 and www.leski.com.au Issued by: Harry Glenn, Leski Auctions Michael Krape, Michael Krape Consulting Tel: +61 (0) 425 790 735 Tel: +61 (0) 403 135 880 harry@leski.com.au michaelkrape@krape.com.au MELBOURNE ART WEEK ENLIVENS THE CITY IN AUGUST 2018 WITH EXCEPTIONAL WINTER PROGRAM 2018-06-13T04:51:14Z melbourne-art-week-enlivens-the-city-in-august-2018-with-exceptional-winter-program Melbourne, Australia: Melbourne Art Foundation unveiled details of the Melbourne Art Week 2018 program which cumulates in the return of Melbourne Art Fair, 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) and the Visual Arts Awards on 4 August 2018. Over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries will come together in the staging of Melbourne Art Week; a dynamic program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops that take place during the first week of August. Other highlights include programming from MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art; From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout and VCA Open Studios. Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said, “Melbourne Art Week is set to take over our arts precinct with a celebration like no other. Through exhibitions, fairs, workshops, talks and performances, it will be an opportunity to deep dive into the best in contemporary art. Our Government is proud to support Melbourne Art Week. Events like this bring together some of our most exciting artists and organisations and showcase why Victoria is the creative state.” Melbourne Art Foundation continues to support contemporary art and living artists through its initiative Melbourne Art Week, and in 2018 has joined with Associate Partner, MLC Life Insurance to commission a new performative work from Japanese-born, Australian-based artist Hiromi Tango (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney). Performed on the streets of the Southbank Arts Precinct and incorporating Melbourne’s iconic cultural landmarks including ACCA, the 2018 home of Melbourne Art Fair, the work titled Lizard Tail (Dawn) has been embraced as the visual identity for the celebrated Melbourne Art Week. Susan Karson, Chief People, Marketing & Corporate Affairs Officer, MLC Life Insurance said, "We are delighted to partner with Melbourne Art Week in 2018 to support the commissioning of a new body of work by celebrated Japanese/Australian performance artist Hiromi Tango. Premised on the notion of interactivity, forging individual, social and cultural connections, Hiromi’s new work encapsulates the ethos of Melbourne Art Week in the bringing together of more than 50 cultural organisations to celebrate and support contemporary art and living artists.” MELBOURNE ART FAIR Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage 1 August 2018) as the anchor event of Melbourne Art Week, housed for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and across two venues alongside the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) and the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. Melbourne Art Fair exhibition sectors Galleries and Accent present 40 new and established galleries from Australia, New Zealand and the region exhibiting a diverse range of artists and curatorial themes through both solo presentations and group shows of closely related works. In 2018, the Fair will debut TIME, a site-specific video sector curated by Hannah Mathews (Senior Curator, Monash University Museum of Art) and Rachel Ciesla (Curator and Administrator Galleries and Programs, Melbourne Art Foundation). Unveiling a selection of new and recent works by Michaela Gleave (represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne), Jess Johnson (represented by Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney) and Simon Ward, Sriwhana Spong (represented by Michael Lett, Auckland) and Angela Tiatia (represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney), TIME joins with a growing number of organisations focusing their resources on the activities of female practitioners. TIME speaks to the power of the now and is presented across four sites including Melbourne Art Fair, Buxton Contemporary, Fed Square and QT Melbourne. Michaela Gleave's A Galaxy of Suns (2018) transposes what is perhaps the most epic measure of time for humanity: the distance between earth and the universe, questioning the relationship to time, matter and space. The work takes the form of a highly ambient field of colour and sound presented for an intimate audience via QT Melbourne's inhouse entertainment system. New Zealand artist, Jess Johnson and animator Simon Ward’s new video Webwurld (2017) offers a glimpse into a hallucinatory netherworld. Presented at scale on Federation Square’s iconic Big Screen, the work materialises a dark portal into a dimensional world whose activities may be taking place simultaneously to our own. London-based, New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong’s 2016 video This Creature provides a sensorial travel through time and place. Presented in Melbourne Art Fair and within the Riding Hall and historic surrounds of the former Mounted Police Stables, the work channels female medieval mystic Margery Kempe (known for writing the first recorded western autobiography) through a walk undertaken by the artist through London’s Hyde Park. New Zealand born multimedia artist, Angela Tiatia, explores contemporary culture by drawing attention to its relationship to representation, gender, neo-colonialism and the commodification of the body and place. Screened at the street entrance to the newly opened Buxton Contemporary, Tiatia's The Fall collapses conventional structures of time in a deceivingly lush portrait of human consumption and greed. Projects Rooms, presented by Four Pillars and supported by the Melbourne Art Foundation, returns as a non-profit platform for cutting edge art spaces presenting experimental work within the context of a major visual arts event. The 2018 Project Rooms take place within Melbourne Art Fair and will feature presentations from the Institute of Modern Art (Brisbane), Gertrude Contemporary (Melbourne), Blak Dot Gallery (Melbourne) and The Physics Room (Christchurch). Gertrude Contemporary’s Anxious Bodies for Unstable Environments is a project that reflects upon the current state of global instability. Curated by Mark Feary, the project will present new, recent and context specific works of sculpture, performance, video and robotics, by artists Deanne Butterworth, Mathieu Briand, Kate Daw, Kuba Dorabialski, Jason Maling and Mark Shorter. Ryan Presley brings performance and exchange in his exhibition Prosperity produced by the Institute of Modern Art, which centres on his ongoing project, Blood Money (2010 - present), in which he reimagines Australian banknotes’ figureheads as the heroes and warriors of Aboriginal history. Blak Dot Gallery will present new work by four Melbourne based artists Kirsten Lyttle who is of Māori descent, Lisa Hilli who was born in Raboul - PNG, New Zealand-born Tongan woman Frances Tapueluelu, and local Aboriginal artist Vicki Couzens. All four women explore their own traditional cultural and often matriarchal influences or issues to create discourse and examine identity. The Blak Dot Project Room will create an empowered and empowering space for both the artists and the viewer. The Physics Room, (Un)conditional Part 3 is a two-person exhibition of specifically-commissioned work by New Zealand artists Ayesha Green and Cushla Donaldson, which examine the conditions—unspoken and assumed—under which things are given and received, and how, in the shadows, agency can be leveraged or subverted. TALKS Melbourne Art Week will commence with the Keynote address by Philip Tinari, Director of Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) at Deakin Edge, Fed Square on 31 July 2018 at 6.30pm, co-presented by the Melbourne Art Foundation, University of Melbourne and 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art, and supported by Fed Square. The Keynote headlines the Talks program, which is presented in association with the University of Melbourne, Learning Partner of Melbourne Art Week. Designed to promote discussion, education and interest in contemporary art practice in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, the free for the public Talks 2018: Space of Friendship takes place from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 August at Federation Hall at the University of Melbourne Southbank Campus. PERFORMANCES & WORKSHOPS The city will come alive during Melbourne Art Week with live performance and creative workshops taking place at a range of venues and spaces across the Southbank Arts Precinct. The program includes Phillip Adams BalletLab's Metamorphosen, a performance installation created in a response to composer Richard Strauss Metamorphosen (1945). Adams situates a continues rolling of body bags arriving one after the other onto a giant 18 metre inflatable designed by artist David Cross. Described as a Mondrian pop art grave yard of dripping paints the body bags roll continuously in long drawn out adagio representation of grief and trauma but of great upheaval in response to romantic musical climaxes in the score. Weaving Workshops: Bush Toys and Baskets, presented by ACCA and the Melbourne Art Foundation, is a hands-on workshop with senior weavers from the Victorian Aboriginal Weaving Collective to be held on Sunday 5 August. Art lovers of all ages are encouraged to join Gunditjmara weaver Bronwyn Razem and Yorta Yorta weaver Donna Blackall to explore traditional and contemporary weaving practices. Spaces are limited and registration is essential. Other workshop highlights include NEW YORK! NEW YORK! Coinciding with 2018’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition MoMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, NGV Kids presents a large–scale participatory installation that will showcase New York City. Featuring interactive displays, multimedia projections and hands-on activities, this free exhibition will introduce children to the vibrancy of New York. Melbourne’s leading contemporary dance company Chunky Move will offer public contemporary dance classes for participants ages 18+ on Wednesday 1 August and Saturday 3 August, with a special Dance Party on Friday 2 August. Sessions take place in Chunky Move's purpose built, state-of-the-art dance studios, located in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank Arts Precinct and a short stroll from Melbourne Art Fair. Melbourne Art Week is supported by major partners the Victorian State Government through Creative Victoria and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Owned and presented by Melbourne Art Foundation, a not for profit organisation established in 2003, Melbourne Art Week will run from 30 July-5 August 2018 and Melbourne Art Fair from 2-5 August 2018. For further details please visit http://melbourneartfair.com.au http://melbourneartweek.com.au Ends Media Contact Rhiannon Broomfield, Senior Publicist, Rhiannon@melbourneartfoundation.com, +61 410 596 021 Media pack including imagery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/inr4of1fu6bciwl/AACAJR2kwFSixC8bT2IcA12ta?dl=0 Video of Hiromi Tango performance: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mdm0oaiku80unxc/AABsVZQzdtJeUGZv6rD58vG1a?dl=0 About Melbourne Art Week | 500 + Artists | 50 + Events | 30 + Venues Melbourne Art Foundation has joined with over 50 Victorian cultural organisations, institutions, art spaces, satellite fairs and galleries to stage Melbourne Art Week (30 July-5 August 2018); a dynamic winter program of exhibitions, events, talks, performances and workshops. Melbourne Art Fair returns from 2-5 August 2018 (Vernissage, 1 August) as the flagship event of Art Week and will take place for the first time across two venues within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Other highlights of Art Week include the Visual Arts Awards (Saturday 2 August), From Will to Form: Tarrawarra Biennial 2018; ACCA: A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness, Buxton Contemporary: No One is Watching You: Ronnie van Hout, VCA Open Studios + more. About Melbourne Art Foundation Melbourne Art Foundation is a not for profit organisation established in 2003 to promote contemporary art and living Australian artists. Melbourne Art Foundation produces the biennial Melbourne Art Week, and flagship events Melbourne Art Fair and the Awards for the Visual Arts. Melbourne Art Foundation sponsors a range of programs during Melbourne Art Week for the benefit of living artists, to facilitate public discussion and develop new audiences for contemporary art. They include major commissions, project rooms featuring emerging and independent artists and art spaces, public talks, collector programs, guided tours and the celebrated opening night; Vernissage. About Melbourne Art Fair Melbourne Art Fair is the flagship event of Melbourne Art Week, taking place for the first time within the Southbank Arts Precinct and alongside ACCA. Showcasing a curated selection of 40 galleries, the Fair will present some of the newest and most respected artists from Australia, New Zealand and the region. Beginning in 1988, Melbourne Art Fair was founded by galleries from Australia, and has fired the enthusiasm of discerning collectors and an informed public for 30 years. Over its extensive history, the Fair has been instrumental in stimulating critical and commercial attention for galleries and their artists, presenting a rich and diverse cross-section of the region’s visual art scene. Melbourne Art Fair 2018 is set to welcome over 20,000 visitors over 5-days, from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August (Vernissage Wednesday 1 August). Tickets now on sale: www.melbourneartfair.com.au/tickets Melbourne Art Fair Event Details Melbourne Art Fair runs from Thursday 2 August to Sunday 5 August 2018 (Vernissage, Wednesday 1 August) in the Southbank Arts Precinct alongside ACCA, 111 Sturt Street Southbank VIC | melbourneartfair.com.au Collector Preview Wednesday 1 August, 2pm-5pm Vernissage Wednesday 1 August, 5pm-9pm Collector View Thursday 2 August, 10am-12pm Public Opening Thursday 2 August, 12pm-5pm Friday 3 August, 10am-9pm (Friday Up Late) Saturday 4 August, 10am-6pm Sunday 5 August, 11am-4pm About MLC Life Insurance MLC Life Insurance is a specialised life insurance business. It represents a landmark strategic partnership between National Australia Bank (NAB) and Nippon Life Insurance under which NAB retain 20% shareholding and Nippon Life hold a majority 80% of the shares in MLC Limited, the entity which operates the MLC Life Insurance business. The Australian-led and managed business aims to leverage Nippon Life’s global presence, built over 128 years, alongside MLC Life Insurance’s significant experience in understanding and meeting the insurance needs of everyday Australians since 1886. For more information on MLC Life Insurance, visit mlcinsurance.com.au RegTech expert says anti-money laundering non-compliance remains an ongoing issue 2018-05-01T06:49:56Z regtech-expert-says-anti-money-laundering-non-compliance-remains-an-ongoing-issue May 1, 2018, Sydney, Australia. Anti-money laundering (AML) non-compliance needs to be swiftly addressed to tackle fraud and financial crime in Australia, according to RegTech expert Anthony Quinn, Co-Founder of AML Accelerate. AML Accelerate specialises in AML and counter-terrorism financing compliance solutions. Anthony said the time was right to reassess Australia’s AML laws. “Unfortunately, the ongoing banking royal commission is unearthing several cases of conduct risk in the financial crime space,” he said. Anthony, who also founded Arctic Intelligence in 2013 to assist companies better mitigate AML risk, believes Australia would benefit by drawing on New Zealand’s recent AML actions. From July 1, 2018, New Zealand AML laws will also apply to legal professionals and conveyancers as the country beefs up its efforts to safeguard against AML threats. “New Zealand has taken proactive steps and beaten Australia to the punch on AML, with New Zealand clamping down on the regulation of gatekeeper sectors, targeting lawyers and real estate agents,” Anthony said. “This area shouldn’t be ignored in Australia. We only have to look at recent issues like the Panama Papers which revealed accountants and lawyers were complicit in facilitating money laundering through real estate and high value goods sectors.” A 2015 report by The Financial Action Task Force called on Australia to do more to improve AML and Countering Financing of Terrorism compliance. Meanwhile, Anthony said businesses should look to technology to enhance AML compliance in a cost-effective way. “With the extension of AML laws to gatekeeper sectors like lawyers, accountants, real-estate agents and high-value dealers expected to grow to 125,000, it is hard to see how the standards of compliance will be effectively managed without technology as an enabler for businesses in complying,” Anthony said. To speak with Anthony on AML and the upcoming July 1 compliance changes, please contact Prue at Manning & Co at prue@manningandco.com.au or 0421 551 915. ABOUT ARCTIC INTELLIGENCE: Arctic Intelligence was founded in 2013 to tackle an escalating problem with financial crime losses. Our founders spent nearly 20 years working with some of the world’s largest consulting firms, investment and retail banks and understand the challenges that these organisations face in managing these risks. Arctic’s vision is to raise the bar in business through leading-edge technology which offers effective management of audit, risk and compliance, saving businesses time and money. For more information on Arctic Intelligence visit: http://arctic-intelligence.com/ ABOUT AML ACCELERATE: AML Accelerate Pty Ltd is a joint venture between Arctic Intelligence and Initialism. Widely recognised as thought leaders in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing compliance, the venture provides solutions for businesses covered by AML/CTF law and regulations. For more information on AML Accelerate visit: https://amlaccelerate.com/ RegTech expert urges businesses to prepare for amended NZ anti-money laundering laws 2018-05-01T06:35:07Z regtech-expert-urges-businesses-to-prepare-for-amended-nz-anti-money-laundering-laws May 1, 2018, Sydney, Australia. New Zealand businesses should not underestimate the work required to become compliant ahead of enforced anti-money laundering (AML) regulations, which apply to legal professionals and conveyancers from July 1, according to RegTech expert Anthony Quinn - CEO and Founder of Arctic Intelligence and Co-Founder of AML Accelerate. The call comes as New Zealand regulators extend AML laws to designated non-financial services and business professions. Anthony, who founded Arctic Intelligence in 2013 to assist companies mitigate AML risk with sophisticated compliance solutions, is all too aware that organised crimes naturally look for countries that are slow to adopt AML laws, or have not extended these to a broad range of industry sectors. “In its favour, New Zealand was recently ranked by Transparency International as the least corrupt country in the world in the Corruption Perceptions Index. However, the New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs that is responsible for ensuring New Zealand businesses comply with AML/CFT laws have estimated that NZD$1.35 billion dollars is laundered each year,” Anthony said. Anthony believes many businesses still have a lot to do to meet the mandatory compliance changes. “With the extension of AML laws to gatekeeper sectors like lawyers, accountants, real-estate agents and high-value dealers expected to grow exponentially, it is hard to see how the standards of compliance will be effectively managed without technology as an enabler for businesses in complying,” Anthony said. RegTech, or regulatory technology, addresses regulatory challenges through innovative technology. Globally, RegTech companies use specialised technology to help businesses comply with regulations more efficiently and effectively. To speak with Anthony on AML and the upcoming July 1 changes, please contact Prue at Manning & Co at prue@manningandco.com.au or 0421 551 915. ABOUT ARCTIC INTELLIGENCE: Arctic Intelligence was founded in 2013 to tackle an escalating problem with financial crime losses. Our founders spent nearly 20 years working with some of the world’s largest consulting firms, investment and retail banks and understand the challenges that these organisations face in managing these risks. Arctic’s vision is to raise the bar in business through leading-edge technology which offers effective management of audit, risk and compliance, saving businesses time and money. For more information on Arctic Intelligence visit: http://arctic-intelligence.com/ ABOUT AML ACCELERATE: AML Accelerate Pty Ltd is a joint venture between Arctic Intelligence and Initialism. Widely recognised as thought leaders in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing compliance, the venture provides solutions for businesses covered by AML/CTF law and regulations. For more information on AML Accelerate visit: https://amlaccelerate.com/ Dodgy daycare providers go on a name & shame register 2018-04-07T23:13:51Z dodgy-daycare-providers-go-on-a-name-shame-register The Federal Government has added 53 new family daycare providers to a ‘name and shame’ register because of the fraud they have committed. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/apr/03/funding-stripped-from-dozens-of-family-daycare-centres-in-crackdown https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/5-4-million-in-taxpayer-funds-claimed-in-alleged-childcare-fraud-20180406-p4z82r.html Authoritative comment on in-home childcare can be provided by Louise Dunham who is a pioneer of the in-home childcare industry in Australia. She served as Chair of the Ethics Board of the International Nanny Association (INA) for five years and was also INA's Vice President, being the first non-American on the Board. She was also on the steering committee that wrote the Australian National Interim In-Home Care Standards. Louise is appalled at these latest fraud figures. Even more galling is that in-home childcare is often muddled up with family daycare. "The legislation and policing of it was so weak that it allowed some dodgy operators to flourish," Louise said. While Louise praised the fact that businesses who have broken the law will be ‘named and shamed’ publicly on a register, she said more needs to be done by the government, such as closing down operators who abused the system and putting a cap on costs that can be claimed. “There are some good and honest services operating in Australia who adhere to a code of ethics and best practice such as the in-home care standards set up by a Senate Hearing Committee in 2007; it’s the others who rip off taxpayers money that need to be reined in.” According to the latest census by the Australian Government, there are more than 30,000 educators working in the in-home childcare sector, the bulk of which are nanny educators. This sector is legislated differently to the family daycare program. Louise would be pleased to speak to you about: * The difference between in-home child care and family daycare; * Why legislation must be tightened to ensure rorting and fraud does not happen again; * Standards must be applied to ensure providers deliver quality in-home childcare and that children are kept safe; * The childcare black economy and why nanny/educators must be paid legally; * How the system can be fixed. As a leader in the industry, the book, State of the Nanny | Telling it like it really is, by Louise Dunham provides a clear-eyed assessment of today’s in-home childcare industry and its potential for improvement. https://wmcpr.com.au/industry-leaders-new-book-highlights-need-renewed-child-focus/ Louise is also able to talk about: * The au pair ‘industry’ in Australia and how a US class action of 90,000 au pairs may have ramifications globally, including Australia. * The difference between au pairs and nannies. * Babysitters (including family & friends) shouldn't look after infants with fatal sleeping accidents being a significant cause of death among infants when being minded by a babysitter. Louise says parents should never leave their infant in the care of someone who is not trained to look after them. * Legislative standards must be applied to ensure providers deliver quality in-home childcare and that children are kept safe; * Why it’s important to screen anyone who is caring for children. * The new Federal Government changes in childcare and in-home childcare starting on 2 July. Did you know? * Approximately 65 per cent of nannies in Australia not paid legally. * The majority of au pairs who are employed by Australian parents, particularly those from overseas on 417 working holiday visas, are not paid legally. * Nannies cannot legally offer their services as independent contractors because they do not pass the ATO test for being a contractor. Please call me on 0421 364 665 if you would like me to arrange an interview. Alternatively, you can call Louise direct on 0425 548 643. LexisNexis® Practical Guidance: Social Justice Launches 6th of April 2018-04-03T01:12:41Z -380 WELLINGTON, April 3, 2018 – LexisNexis, a leading provider of content and technology solutions for the legal industry, announced today the launch of LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice, a free product aimed at offering information and guidance for individuals who are unable to afford a lawyer, wish to represent themselves in court, or better understand their rights in New Zealand. It is the intention of LexisNexis to promote the use of the product within the community, allowing the general public access to free legal information.  LexisNexis Practical Guidance: Social Justice is available from this link:   http://www.lexisnexis.co.nz/practicalguidance/practice-areas/social-justice/ Andy Boss, General Manager, LexisNexis NZ Ltd. said, “[LexisNexis] Practical Guidance: Social Justice module will be a helpful tool for anyone living and working in New Zealand. At LexisNexis, we are passionate about breaking down barriers to make the law more understandable and accessible to the general public.” “Practical Guidance: Social Justice provides a valuable resource for people not versed in the New Zealand legal system. Content for the module was created by legal professionals and legally trained authors who are passionate about social justice, to help the user better understand their rights and gain knowledge to stand for themselves.” Said Ekaterina Zamyatina, Practical Content Developer, LexisNexis NZ Ltd. Available topics on the Practical Guidance: Social Justice resource include:  Employment Cases: Gives step-by-step explanations of the disciplinary process raising personal grievance, mediation and going to employment court Care of Children: Explains procedures included in disputes over child welfare and gives a clear description of what the determining factors are in these cases Opposing Human Trafficking: Explains modern slavery and the current state of it in different countries LexisNexis plans to release additional topics like General Tips for Legal Actions; Maori in Law, Your Rights, Criminal Cases, Immigration, Seniors, Ethnic Groups and Charities for future developments. For those without internet access, LexisNexis encourages local libraries and community organisations to participate in the awareness campaign. Send an email to ekaterina.zamyatina@lexisnexis.co.nz for more details. About LexisNexis Legal & Professional LexisNexis Legal & Professional is a leading global provider of legal, regulatory and business information and analytics that help customers increase productivity, improve decision-making and outcomes, and advance the rule of law around the world. As a digital pioneer, the company was the first to bring legal and business information online with its Lexis® and Nexis® services. LexisNexis Legal & Professional, which serves customers in more than 130 countries with 10,000 employees worldwide, is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries. doctoroo® prepares to ease the pain of accessing codeine-medications 2018-01-30T01:11:19Z doctoroo-r-prepares-to-ease-the-pain-of-accessing-codeine-medications To ease the pain, unfamiliarity and inconvenience of travelling to a GP for a codeine script, the Australian doctoroo® team is currently preparing an app that allows you to conveniently see your own or the first available GP on any device, anytime, anywhere in Australia. What began as a simple telehealth solution to connect GP’s with busy, rural or immobile Aussies, has evolved over the past two years and will enable you to enter your pain symptoms and prescription requirements (including codeine) before a consultation, so the doctor can assess this before they have the video consultation with you. The app actually aligns with the goals of the TGA and RACGP by allowing doctors to diagnose patients and offer the best pain management for their situation. GP’s may suggest codeine or an alternative pain management strategy - which helps to curb codeine addiction and misuse. doctoroo® founder, Christian Nehme, a medical scientist and previous pharmacy assistant, has seen too often the experience of patients with pain medication and the inconvenience travelling to a GP can sometimes be. “Seeing the frustration of patients, especially with the recent rescheduling of codeine, truly drives us to deliver a solution that makes pain that much less uncomfortable to deal with” said Mr Nehme. As opposed to other online doctor services, doctoroo® enables you, and actually encourages you to invite and see your own GP on the online platform. This means that you can book a consultation with your own GP wherever you are, and get an opinion from a doctor that knows you and that you trust. This again aligns with the goal of the RACGP, which encourages patient-doctor relationships. "It certainly would be very reasonable to have a longer-term relationship with your doctor and see them on a regular basis, to review your medication needs and make sure you are otherwise well," said Dr Bastian Seidel, president of the RACGP. Regulation such as this requires time for the public to adjust to. This service makes it genuinely convenient for those who walk into a pharmacy and are not aware or forget about the requirement of a prescription for their codeine or other medication. From within the pharmacy, or in a nearby private space, the patient can see a GP and obtain the required script, without needing to waste time travelling to a GP or even potentially avoiding this altogether and not obtaining the required health care. The app is estimated to have waiting times of just 10-20 minutes during the day. In comparison, patients can wait hours to access a nearby GP and months to access a specialist pain program in clinics. You’ll also be able to obtain medical certificates, referral letters and second opinions for most health issues. The service will be a privately-billed service, with consultations starting from as little as $15 for a few minutes, and is based on each GP’s minutely rate. With over 1,000 patients already signed up to the prelaunch, the doctoroo® team is aiming to make the app publicly available in the coming months.