News & Views

Updated First Aid Compliance Code

5th November 2021

WorkSafe have released the Compliance Code update to the 2008 edition of First Aid in the Workplace.

New additions include the recommendations that first aid kits should include asthma-relieving inhalers and epinephrine auto-injectors (EpiPens) as well as improved training for first aid officers so that they are better able to help people facing mental health challenges... MORE


5th November 2021

We are pleased to invite all NECA members to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will be held online on Wednesday, 24 November 2021, at 8.30pm (AEDT).

The Agenda is as follows:

1.    Opening of Meeting
2.    Apologies
3.    Confirmation of Minutes from previous Annual General Meeting
4.    President/Chairperson Report
5.    ... MORE

Borders between Victoria and NSW drop for vaccinated people

5th November 2021

From 11:59pm on Thursday, 4 November New South Wales and Victoria opened their respective border to each other for those people who are vaccinated.

Fully vaccinated (or medical exempt) workers from Victoria can travel from Victoria to NSW for work so long as they have not been to a “Place of High Concern” as listed on the... MORE

Directors now require an official ID

4th November 2021

Did you know if you want to become a director or are already a director of a company under the Corporations Act 2001, you need to apply for a Director ID from November 2021? 

For more information on who needs a Director ID and when you need to apply, visit the Australian Business Registry Services website... MORE

Current COVID-safe rules for Construction

4th November 2021

Rules for workers

  • All Construction workers are required to be fully vaccinated by the following dates:

    • All workers ENTERING A CONSTRUCTION SITE must have had their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by November 13, 2021

    • Workers operating ONLY OUTSIDE, such as for repair and maintenance and solar... MORE

Changes to Tracing and Isolation Management Rules

27th October 2021

Re:  A positive COVID case in a workplace.
The Victorian Government has released the overhauled and updated new rules that now apply for a positive case of COVID-19 in a workplace.

These rules take into account the vaccination rates and aim to reduce the impact of a positive case on a workplace and workers, which is a welcome support to business continuity.
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Business Cost Assistance Program Round Four - Construction

26th October 2021

Applications are now open for the Business Costs Assistance Program Round Four – Construction.

The program provides one-off payments to eligible employing and non-employing businesses in the construction sector that incurred costs as a result of the... MORE

NEW DATE for 2020/2021 Excellence & Apprentice Awards

26th October 2021

In 2020, COVID-19 cancelled our Awards event. In 2021 we pulled out all the stops and planned a prestigious gala– until another wave of COVID put a stop to that!

Fortunately, this time, it's only a postponement.  We are delighted to announce that our glamorous evening event will be going ahead – complete with food, drinks, entertainment, live band and dancing – in February next year.... MORE

Victorian COVID Roadmap Phase B

26th October 2021

At 11:59pm, Thursday 21 October, Victoria transitioned to Phase B of Victoria’s Roadmap: Delivering the National Plan.
The good news for constuction is that the following restrictions no longer apply:

  • baseline daily workforce limits

  • travel... MORE

Construction Workforce Restrictions Ended

24th October 2021

As of 11.59, 21 October workforce restrictions on all construction sites have been removed.  This means:

  • All construction projects (large scale, small scale construction and early stage land development projects) can return to 100 percent of their workforce; and

  • Workers at all construction sites will need to adhere to the schedule in the COVID-19 Mandatory... MORE