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Assistance available to businesses

22/03/2020

Please find below a further update on the assistance for businesses as a result of the impacts of COVID-19.

Summary

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...

New COVID-19 restrictions begin but construction sites exempt

21/03/2020

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
  • Religious...

Construction sites an essential service and remain open

20/03/2020

The Prime Minister in his statement updating the community on Coronavirus measures explicitly stated that construction sites are an essential service and will remain open. 

In reference to non-essential gatherings of greater than 100 people not being permitted from 20 March, the Prime Minister stated that: 

“This does not apply...

NSW Government announces stimulus package to help mitigate coronavirus impact

20/03/2020

Premier Gladys Berejiklian said the stimulus package is designed to keep people in jobs throughout the Corona crisis and to boost a range of medical services throughout the State.  

As part of the recently announced measures, $450 million has been allocated to waive payroll tax for businesses with payrolls...

Coronavirus and workplace issues

20/03/2020

Coronavirus is likely to present challenges for businesses regarding workplace safety and industrial relations.  From a health and safety perspective, information can be found by clicking on the following links:

Department of Health – for the latest information and advice about Coronavirus

Safe Work Australia – for information and referrals...

Coronavirus and building contracts

20/03/2020
The impact of the Coronavirus is profound and may well extend for some time.  MBANSW members should note the following in relation to their contracts.

Coronavirus Update

10/03/2020

The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) around the world is likely to have an adverse impact on Australian workplaces.

The situation is rapidly changing.  Master Builders Australia has requested each State / Territory MBA ask members to share information that you have about what is happening in your business by emailing...

Master Builders Donates $150,000 To Bushfire Relief

17/01/2020

Master Builders Australia has today announced that it is donating $150,000 to support those communities affected by the devastating bushfires and the tireless and courageous efforts of those who are fighting them. 

“The Master Builders movement, encompassing Master Builders’ national office, Master Builders Associations in each state and territory and...

Trades register for bushfire recovery

15/01/2020

The Insurance Council of Australia (ICA), has opened an online register to help local builders and tradespersons to play a significant role in rebuilding their regional communities.

The register collects key information, including the town or region in which the builder and tradesperson operates, their available skills and qualifications, and...