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health safety and wellbeing

Case study: How the Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre supports positive mental health in the workplace

The Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre has spent over 25 years helping some of the most vulnerable in our community, and also recognises the importance of looking after their own.

Member Stories

10 August 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Fast Five: Peter King explains why empathy is vital during COVID-19

From record breaking revenue to closing doors six months later, the MCEC’s Chief Executive reveals why “it is unlikely that we will return to business as we once knew it”.

Fast Five

07 September 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Fast Five: How Yarra Trams is staying the course through (and beyond) COVID-19

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought millions to a standstill, Yarra Trams’ Chief Executive has kept Melbourne moving, and explains why this crisis is “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” for Melbourne.

Fast Five

21 September 2020

health safety and wellbeing

OHS changes, penalties and key cases - what you need to know before going back to work

The disruption that COVID-19 caused to workplaces in 2020 has had widespread implications for Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Here are some of the most significant changes to OHS regulations you should be aware of.

01 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

WorkSafe inspectors 'out in force' to monitor Victoria’s reopening

Victoria’s safety regulator has said inspectors will be "out in force" to ensure employers are meeting their health and safety obligations as they reopen workplaces across Victoria.

06 November 2020

economy

Victorian business celebrates move to COVID-19 restrictions last step

Victorian business welcomed our next step closer to COVID Normal with Premier Daniel Andrews today announcing the well-earned progression in the COVID-19 Re-opening Roadmap for all of Victoria.

08 November 2020

economy

Victoria unites in the ‘last step’ of COVID-19 restrictions

Victorians will become one State again as the ‘ring of steel’ is removed from Melbourne and the State unites in the ‘last step’ of the State Government’s Reopening Roadmap.

08 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Five steps for the transport industry to satisfy OHS due diligence

A transport industry presentation has warned that safety prosecutions in supply chains are starting to trickle through Australia's courts, putting businesses and their officers on notice.

11 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

‘Intentions are irrelevant’ when determining sexual harassment

A tribunal panel has upheld a decision where an employee was the subject of discrimination and sexual harassment after displaying a poster intended to promote health and safety.

17 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

'Flagrant disregard' for worker safety results in massive fine

A worker has been seriously injured who was ordered to manually lift a 119kg steel beam, lift it above their head, and climb a ladder - all while in the rain.

18 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber celebrates return of office workers, hospitality cap increases and return of events

Victoria’s largest peak business association is today celebrating our state’s progression from the third step to the last step in Victoria’s Roadmap to Reopening on behalf of our 40,000 plus members.

22 November 2020

economy

Christmas comes early in Victoria as COVID-19 restrictions ease again

With less than five weeks to go before Christmas, thousands of businesses are celebrating as Victoria progresses to the ‘last step’ in the State Government’s Roadmap for Reopening.

22 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber looks forward to consultation on Secure Work Pilot Scheme

The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry will review the Secure Work Pilot Scheme announced today by the Victorian Government.

23 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

New report reveals leading causes, industries of workplace fatalities

A new report released by Safe Work Australia shows how Australia's work-related fatality toll has risen from 146 in 2018 to 183 in 2019. Explore our interactive infographic.

26 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Fast Five: AIA making a commitment to making a difference

AIA Chief Executive Officer (Australia and New Zealand) and Director, Damien Mu, explains how he’s helping others achieve their dreams – if they follow three simple steps.

Fast Five

30 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Bullying victim awarded $5.2 million by Federal Court

With no compensation cap on general protection claims, a software company has been ordered to pay a record $5.2 million in damages to an employee who made complaints about his colleagues.

02 December 2020


health safety and wellbeing

Case study: How the Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre supports positive mental health in the workplace

Member Stories

10 August 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Fast Five: Peter King explains why empathy is vital during COVID-19

Fast Five

07 September 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Fast Five: How Yarra Trams is staying the course through (and beyond) COVID-19

Fast Five

21 September 2020

health safety and wellbeing

OHS changes, penalties and key cases - what you need to know before going back to work

01 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

WorkSafe inspectors 'out in force' to monitor Victoria’s reopening

06 November 2020

economy

Victorian business celebrates move to COVID-19 restrictions last step

08 November 2020

economy

Victoria unites in the ‘last step’ of COVID-19 restrictions

08 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Five steps for the transport industry to satisfy OHS due diligence

11 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

‘Intentions are irrelevant’ when determining sexual harassment

17 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

'Flagrant disregard' for worker safety results in massive fine

18 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber celebrates return of office workers, hospitality cap increases and return of events

22 November 2020

economy

Christmas comes early in Victoria as COVID-19 restrictions ease again

22 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Victorian Chamber looks forward to consultation on Secure Work Pilot Scheme

23 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

New report reveals leading causes, industries of workplace fatalities

26 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Fast Five: AIA making a commitment to making a difference

Fast Five

30 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Bullying victim awarded $5.2 million by Federal Court

02 December 2020

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