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- As a NSW based builder, you can still enter Queensland to work;
- But you need to apply for an entry pass
The QLD Government has implemented restricted entry to Queensland from 12:01am on 26 March 2020. Anyone who arrives in Queensland (including by road) from another State from this date...
Yesterday, the NSW Parliament passed changes to the long service leave law which will create greater flexibility for employers and employees to access leave during the on-going COVID-19 crisis.
The amendments to the Long Service Leave Act 1955 will allow employees to take leave in shorter blocks, such as one...
icare workers compensation update:
We understand the impact that COVID-19 is having on NSW businesses and we’re here to support you.
First and foremost, we encourage our customers experiencing financial difficulties as a result of the COVID-19 disruptions to discuss how we can support you and your policy needs.
Below is a letter from the NSW Treasurer, Dominic Perrottet, to the construction industry. It sets out the NSW Government’s determination to continue to deliver the NSW infrastructure pipeline during this COVID-19 event. Infrastructure NSW and Government agencies charged with delivering the infrastructure program have been in discussions about how to best...
The MBA and the CFMEU National Construction Division are joining forces to ensure the construction industry remains a backbone of the Australian economy and able to sustain the millions of people dependent upon it throughout the coronavirus crisis.
Read full media release here
The Federal Government must urgently provide a new and expansive stimulus package with measures targeted to keeping the building and construction industry and the broader economy strong in the face of the Covid-19 shock.
Master Builders Australia CEO Denita Wawn said, “Building and construction is vital to the national economy...
Many governments, including the Australian Government, have now introduced strict travel restrictions and travel advice relating to international travel and most recently Victoria and ACT declaring a State of Emergency.
While much of this will be a test over the coming months, it is likely insurance will not be the...
Please find below a further update on the assistance for businesses as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.
The Government will today announce a second stage of measures to keep businesses in business and to keep workers in jobs.
This stage of measures is squarely focused on getting...
There was NO shutdown of the building and construction industry announced following the meeting of the National Cabinet on Covid-19 (which comprises the PM, State Premiers and Territory Chief Ministers) on 22 March 2020. Read more on this and other stimulus measures for the industry.
Media Release from Gladys Berejiklian -
In line with health advice, from midday today, the following non-essential activities and businesses will be temporarily shut down:
- Pubs, registered clubs
- Gyms, indoor sporting venues
- Cinemas, entertainment venues, casinos, and night clubs
- Restaurants and cafes will be restricted to takeaway and/or home delivery