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Stage 4 Restrictions

3rd August 2020

On Monday, 3 August, the Premier announced further restrictions for Victorian businesses. Under Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Restrictions the default is that workplaces in metropolitan Melbourne are closed unless the workplace is part of a permitted industry as set out on the... MORE

COVID-19 Guidelines for the Building and Construction Industry Victoria (Revision 6) as at 28 July 2020

29th July 2020

Revision 6 of the COVID-19 Guidelines have been released. 

These Guidelines have been revised to incorporate the new regulations approved under the OHS Act on 28 July 2020.

The Regulations provide that employers are required to notify WorkSafe immediately on becoming aware that an employee or an independent contractor or a contractor’s employee has received a confirmed... MORE

NEW Incident Notification Regulations for COVID-19

29th July 2020

New Occupational Health and Safety (COVID-19 Incident Notification) Regulations 2020 (OHS COVID-19 Regulations) have been made and commence on Tuesday, 28 July 2020

Previously, employers were not required to notify WorkSafe Victoria (WorkSafe) of an infectious disease in the workplace, unless immediate inpatient treatment is required or the disease is the cause (or... MORE

Are you self-isolating?

28th July 2020

If you have been instructed by the Department of Health and Human Services to self-isolate or quarantine at home because you are either diagnosed with coronavirus (COVID-19) or are a close contact of a confirmed case you may be eligible for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Worker Support Payment.
A one-off $300 payment to support Victorian workers, including parents and guardians, who... MORE

Solar Homes Program for Rentals Expanded

28th July 2020

The Victorian Government has expanded the Solar Homes program so more renters and landlords across the state can access rooftop energy with a Solar Homes rebate.

Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that eligible landlords can now apply for an interest-free loan in addition to the existing rebate available, encouraging more solar installations that benefit renters.... MORE

Online One Stop Shop for Major Projects

27th July 2020

The Victorian Government has created a new online portal to help the construction sector find more opportunities to be part of major project delivery across Victoria.

Launched today, the Victorian Major Projects Pipeline highlights around 70 major projects, each with a value of $100 million and above, developed by the Office of Projects Victoria (OPV) and key project delivery agencies... MORE

Redundancy Consultation Lessons

24th July 2020

If an employer fails to comply with consultation obligations there can be serious ramifications when attempting to implement redundancies.

If the Fair Work Commission (FWC) deems that a business has not complied with their obligations, they can issue orders which delay or prevent the implementation of redundancies, leading to significant costs and disruptions to the business.

The... MORE

Simple Low-Cost Ways to Instantly Improve Your Brand

24th July 2020

Creating the perception that you are a professional, organised and reputable business doesn’t take long and in fact, does not cost you much. For a few thousand you can set up all of the below, and start building a credible and sustainable business brand in your industry.


If you are wanting to build your business, a professional online presence is key.... MORE

WorkSafe Guidelines for Face Coverings in Workplaces

23rd July 2020

Now that we have active community transmission of the Coronavirus in Melbourne, the Government has mandated masks/face coverings for almost all activities outside home.

To help businesses manage them safely and in line with the legislation, WorkSafe have released some guidelines.

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Middy's 2020 Scholarship Program

22nd July 2020

Now in it's 12th year, the Middy's Scholarship Program has awarded over $1 million worth of industry training - and even the challenges of 2020 won't stop them! 

Read on for more information, or download the poster and get your application in!

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