Should your business conduct Police Checks?

Background: The need to conduct criminal history checks on staff or potential candidates depends on a number of different factors. Some occupations legally require police checks under legislative or regulatory frameworks for registration, licensing or employment purposes. Some of these occupations may include, but are not limited to; lawyers, community care workers, teachers, the police, […]

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How to dispute your police check results in Australia

All job seekers should appreciate the importance of a National Police Certificate, as most employers consider it an essential document in their background checking process. The results from the National Name Index (NNI) are usually correct, but errors can occur from time to time. When they do, you should take a proactive approach to correct […]

Guide to Police Clearance and Criminal Record in South Australia

Conducting police checks is now a common practice amongst employers across Australia. Knowing about your criminal history helps businesses assess your integrity and reliability as an employee. It is, however, equally important for you to know what you’re signing up for when you consent to a police check. What information is released on a criminal […]

How to drive for on-demand transport in Australia

The popularity of on-demand transport services has exploded over the past few years. In truth, it is the greatest phenomenon to hit the internet generation. However, it isn’t only the consumers that can benefit from the advancements in this field. It’s an industry that opens up many doors for aspiring and experienced commercial drivers too. […]

Criminal background checks and obtaining employment – what you need to know

By McDonald Murholme Principal, Andrew Jewell Recently, Victorian anti-paedophile senator Derryn Hinch is leading a campaign for Australian paedophiles to have their passports cancelled following high-profile cases of child exploitation in South-East Asia. As there are more than 20,000 Australians on the National Child Offender Register, the proposed laws would prohibit offenders travelling overseas in […]