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Construction activity pause

18/07/2021

From Monday 12:01am on 19 July 2021, work at construction sites in Greater Sydney including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour, is not to be carried out unless the work is urgently required

  • to ensure the safety or security of the construction site
  • to deal with environmental risks
  • to...

COVID testing every three days under new rules

13/07/2021

If you live in the Fairfield local government area (LGA) and travel to other suburbs to perform essential work e.g construction work, from this Saturday 17th July you need to have a COVID-19 test every three days. 

Key points: 

  • From the 17th July, Members who need to travel out of the...

Superannuation Guarantee (SG) to increase to 10%

13/07/2021

From 1 July 2021, the superannuation contribution rate will increase from 9.5% to 10% of ordinary time earnings (OTE).

All employers in Australia are required to meet this legislative change, even if you only have one or two employees. The rate is also expected to progressively increase to 12% by 2025....

Workshop for MBA strata inspection panel

13/07/2021

The MBA is establishing a Strata Inspection Panel (SIP) in response to the Strata Scheme Management Act 2015 for identified building industry organisations to prepare, establish and maintain a Strata Inspection Panel to carry out inspections on Class 2 and 3 Buildings.

Any member interested in being included on the...

Employer financial returns due for long service payments

13/07/2021

NSW Long Service Corporation Employer Returns for the 2020-2021 financial year are due for completion by 31 July 2021.

Returns can be completed online via the Employer portal.

For Employers that need assistance to complete their return (or wish to view a ‘refresher’ on the steps required to make sure...

Face masks now mandated across Sydney building sites

10/07/2021

Key point: You must wear a fitted face mask in all indoor areas of construction sites

PUBLIC HEALTH (COVID-19 TEMPORARY MOVEMENT AND GATHERING RESTRICTIONS) AMENDMENT (No.4) ORDER

The NSW State Government has deemed it necessary to introduce further restrictions in order to control the Delta strain of the COVID-19 virus. 

As a result,...

SERVICE NSW QR CODE MANDATED

07/07/2021
The NSW State Government has announced the use of the Service NSW QR code will become mandatory at all workplaces and retail businesses from Monday 12 July 2021.

New business support package announced for NSW

29/06/2021
The NSW Government today announced a major new grants package and changes to the Dine & Discover program to help tens of thousands of small businesses and people across NSW impacted by the current COVID-19 restrictions.