New WHS laws in WA in effect from 31 March 2022

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New WHS laws in WA in effect from 31 March 2022

1 April 2022

The McGowan Government’s new Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws commenced yesterday aimed at improving protections for all Western Australian workers. The new laws bring together WHS for general industry, mines and petroleum operations under a single act. The new laws recognise modern work relationships such as subcontractors and gig economy workers, and introduces the term ‘person…

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Current employers have an opportunity to contribute the ACT Skills Needs list for 2022-2023

10 March 2022

Currently there is no Certificate III Signs & Graphics course delivered in ACT. If your business is one that is affected by skills shortages, your feedback may assist in addressing this situation. Every year, the ACT Government reviews the Skills Needs List to ensure that it reflects the changing skills needs of businesses in the…

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ASGA Executive Committee changes announced

28 February 2022

The ASGA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mick Harrold as the new ASGA President, effective immediately. Mick Harrold succeeds Julie Rochester who stepped down from the President role following the ASGA AGM on 25 February. Other executive appointment changes made following Harrold’s appointment were: Damien Nielsen was appointed Vice…

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ASGA Annual General Meeting venue change, Regional Sub-Committee nominations closing on 17 February

15 February 2022

AGM change of venue The ASGA Annual General Meeting scheduled for Friday, 25 February, 2.00pm – 3.00pm ACDT will now be held at: Ai Group – Adelaide Office, Level 1, 45 Greenhill Road Wayville. For members unable to attend in person, an online option is still available via Microsoft Teams. All members were emailed a meeting invite on…

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South Australia reopens its borders

23 November 2021

South Australia has reopened its borders. Anyone planning to travel to South Australia from interstate and overseas, including returning South Australians, will need to apply through EntryCheck SA. The SA Government has prepared a COVID-Ready Plan which outlines the safe easing of restrictions and how COVID-19 will be managed in South Australia. For more information visit COVID-19 Response |…

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Victorian Building and Construction industry COVID restrictions update

21 October 2021

Remaining workforce reductions at all construction sites will be removed 11.59pm this Thursday night 21 October, once 70 percent of the aged 16 and over population has had two doses. This means: o   All construction projects (large scale, small scale construction and early stage land development projects) can return to 100 percent of their workforce;…

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Easing of COVID restrictions in Victoria from 11.59pm 21 October

18 October 2021

From 11.59pm on Thursday, 21 October, a slight easing of COVID restrictions in Victoria have been announced under the 70% double dose vaccination roadmap including: Large scale construction sites will increase to 100% capacity but only if workers are fully vaccinated Workers are still required to work from home if they can. A reminder that all…

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COVIDSafe Reopening For Victorian Construction

1 October 2021

The Victorian Government announced today that restrictions on the Victorian construction industry will ease from 11.59pm on Monday, 4th of October. The announcement included a Construction Industry Roadmap which outlines what restrictions apply based on current, 70% and 80% vaccination milestones. Revised restrictions that are effective from Monday 11.59pm include: Up to five workers and a…

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Vote with Facebook ‘likes’ for the ASGA & FESPA HP Awards for Excellence People’s Choice Award

20 August 2021

First introduced in 2018, the Awards People’s Choice Award gives entrants of the ASGA & FESPA HP Awards for Excellence a second chance at winning as well as provides them with an opportunity to have their work showcased across a much wider audience. Get ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’ and get the word out there about the…

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Latest NSW COVID-19 restrictions announced

29 July 2021

NSW’s Premier Glady Berejiklian has announced further restrictions following yesterday’s media conference regarding the extension of lockdown for another four weeks (Until Saturday, 28 August at 12.01am). Upon the current restrictions set in place, below are the key restrictions that were announced: ·       All areas that are currently locked down will continue to be locked down ·      …

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