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Jobs Victoria Fund

9th June 2021

The Jobs Victoria Fund provides businesses, sole traders, and organisations with wage subsidies of up to $20,000 over twelve months to take on new, eligible staff from the following priority groups:

  • women aged over 45 years
  • jobseekers who are long-term unemployed (unemployed for six months or more)
  • jobseekers registered with a Jobs Victoria Partner
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Building and Construction Industry Update: Our industry is threatened and at risk

8th June 2021

An update on the positive cases of COVID-19 shows that there were 11 new positive cases reported in Victoria yesterday, all of them locally acquired. Two cleaners engaged by Sunrise Cleaning on the ProBuild ANZ Tower refurbishment project tested COVID-19 positive. As a result, this site is now classified as a Tier 1 public exposure site.

This is the first outbreak in our industry since... MORE

Temporary COVID Disaster Payment

7th June 2021

Late last week, the Federal Government announced a temporary COVID Disaster Payment for workers who are unable to attend work and earn an income due to state imposed restrictions in place for more than one week.

Payment is available to

  • Australian citizens, permanent residents and eligible working visa holders
  • Individuals with liquid assets of less than $10,000... MORE

Solar Rebates Now Open for Small Businesses of up to $3,500

7th June 2021

Rebates of up to $3,500 are now available for Victorian small businesses to install a rooftop solar system under the Victorian Government’s new Solar for Business Program.

Minister for Solar Homes Lily D’Ambrosio today announced that applications are now open to any Victorian small business with between one and 20 employees, whether they own or rent the premises they operate from.

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NECA Calls on Government to Extend the Circuit Breaker Business Support Package

3rd June 2021

NECA welcomes the Government announcement today regarding the introduction of a Round Two for The Business Costs Assistance Program for eligible businesses located in metropolitan Melbourne, under which the support will be doubled from $2,500 to $5,000.  However, NECA has expressed their disappointment to the Treasurer that the eligibility rules do not consider our industry.... MORE

Introducing Additional COVIDSafe Measures

2nd June 2021

The Acting Premier James Merlino announced earlier this afternoon that the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place in Melbourne for a further seven days, with a number of... MORE

Victoria to Extend Lockdown to Another Seven Days

2nd June 2021

The Acting Premier James Merlino announced earlier this afternoon that the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place in Melbourne for a further seven days, with a number of... MORE

Feedback on Security of Payments in Victoria

1st June 2021

Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on Security of Payments legislation in Victoria.

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is the peak industry body for Australia’s electrical and communications contracting industry, which employs more than 165,000 workers. NECA advocates in the interests of over 5,200 electrical contracting businesses across all... MORE

Density Limits During Circuit-Breaker Lockdown

1st June 2021

To make sure we can all stay safe and remain working you must comply with the density limits during the current circuit-breaker lockdown. 

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Circuit Breaker Business Support Package Announced

1st June 2021

On the 30th of May, the Victorian Government announced a new $250 Million ... MORE

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