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health safety and wellbeing

Recent changes to OHS and other related legislation

The Occupational Health and Safety and other Legislation Amendment Act of 2021 became law as of Wednesday 22 September. Here’s what you need to know.

06 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Swinburne University research aims to understand organisational practices and priorities in workplace

Swinburne University is calling on employees to participate in a research survey to understand how employees feel their employers are contributing to a mentally healthy workplace.

30 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

The definition of 'serious misconduct' has been amended as part of the Fair Work Amendment (Respect at Work) Regulations 2021, to now include sexual harassment.

12 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a $11 million support package to help facilitate mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations for all residential aged care workers.

02 July 2021

economy

Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

The State Government has today announced a further easing of restrictions for Metropolitan and Regional Victoria from 11.59pm Thursday 17 June in a boost for struggling businesses affected by Lockdown 4.0.

16 June 2021

economy

VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

Managing workers’ compensation can be a challenging task, for both experienced practitioners and newcomers alike, which is why so many businesses turn to the Victorian Chamber for support.

10 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

The State Government has today announced Metropolitan Victoria’s lockdown will end from 11.59pm Thursday 10 June with a further easing of restrictions in Regional Victoria.

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

A Victorian Chamber member survey has revealed that the majority of respondents think that the third round of the Victorian Government’s Business Support Fund package is inadequate.

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

Many proactive Victorian businesses are contacting the Victorian Chamber’s Health, Safety, Wellbeing team for help building mentally healthy workplaces. One questionably inevitably arises.

04 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

VCCI helping family businesses during time of crisis

Disputes within family businesses can be more complex and emotionally draining than those in larger companies, which is why the Victorian Chamber’s Workplace Relations team were called in.

26 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Role of the workplace in addressing domestic and family violence

When discussing domestic and family violence (DFV) with our members and clients, there is clearly a consensus on the scale and urgency of this crisis confronting our homes and workplaces.

19 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC deems ‘One Employer Policy’ unlawful despite pandemic

The Fair Work Commission has reminded businesses the COVID-19 pandemic does not give employers the unilateral right to vary or amend an employee’s conditions of employment.

12 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC weighs interests of a business, employee and community safety

A Cleansing Services Operator was fired after riding on the back of a moving garbage truck. With more than 40 years of experience behind him, the former employee says his dismissal was harsh.

04 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Managing the performance of employees with mental health issues

Two of the Victorian Chamber’s experts come together to discuss how to manage a situation where an employee may be underperforming due to poor mental health and what steps can be taken.

30 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

How safe is your workplace? Find out with the free OHS Essentials Program

Need workplace safety advice for your small business? WorkSafe’s free OHS Essentials Program offers small businesses confidential, personalised and expert advice in improving workplace safety.

29 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Building a digital safety management system has never been easier

The world has gone digital - whether it be shopping, banking, or ordering food. If technology has progressed this far, why are safety management tools lagging so far behind?

28 April 2021


health safety and wellbeing

Recent changes to OHS and other related legislation

06 October 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Swinburne University research aims to understand organisational practices and priorities in workplace

30 July 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Sexual harassment now defined as ‘serious misconduct’ in Fair Work Regulations amendment

12 July 2021

covid 19

Seek advice before making COVID-19 vaccines mandatory in your workplace

02 July 2021

economy

Boost for business as restrictions ease across Victoria

16 June 2021

economy

VCCI helping businesses get workers' compensation back on track

10 June 2021

economy

Melbourne lockdown lifts but tight restrictions remain

09 June 2021

economy

Member survey reveals that 85 per cent of businesses have accessed government support

08 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Does your business need to have a mental health policy?

04 June 2021

health safety and wellbeing

VCCI helping family businesses during time of crisis

26 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Role of the workplace in addressing domestic and family violence

19 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC deems ‘One Employer Policy’ unlawful despite pandemic

12 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

FWC weighs interests of a business, employee and community safety

04 May 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Managing the performance of employees with mental health issues

30 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

How safe is your workplace? Find out with the free OHS Essentials Program

29 April 2021

health safety and wellbeing

Building a digital safety management system has never been easier

28 April 2021