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Workplace Christmas parties

Workplace Christmas parties
With the festive season upon us, it is worth remembering that celebrations in the workplace must be managed properly to ensure the well being of all employees. The duty of care as defined within s.21 of the Victorian Occupational Health and ... Read more
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Site allowance increase

Site allowance increase
In accordance with Appendix C of Industry EBA 2011-2015, site allowances and project values are to be adjusted by 1.8 per cent (all groups, Melbourne CPI for preceding July to June period) commencing from 1 October 2017. This applies to ... Read more
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Updated wage bulletins now available

Updated wage bulletins now available
On 6 June 2017 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) awarded a 3.3 per cent increase to all modern Award wages, with wage-related allowances increasing proportionately. In addition, a number of Award expense-related allowances will also increase. The ... Read more
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Campaign to disrupt sites on ‘CFMEU RDOs’

Campaign to disrupt sites on ‘CFMEU RDOs’
The CFMEU is currently engaged in a campaign to disrupt sites on days that are scheduled RDOs under the CFMEU Pattern EBA 2016-2018. The campaign appears to be in response to the growing number of contractors who are entitled to, and do, work on ... Read more
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Coalition to abolish 457 visas

Coalition to abolish 457 visas
On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced that the 457 visas will be abolished and replaced with a new temporary skill shortage (TSS) visa in March 2018. Existing 457 visa arrangements will be grandfathered. The TSS will consist of a ... Read more
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