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FWC orders compensation to ex-employee accused of stealing

The Fair Work Commission has ordered more the $28,000 in compensation to a former employee who was accused of stealing from the workplace and fired without a ‘proper investigation’.

27 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

economy

2020-21 Victorian State Budget: building confidence, business, jobs

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas has handed down the Andrews Government’s 2020-21 State Budget, delivering initiatives that support a jobs-led recovery, putting local business and workers first.

State and Federal Budgets

24 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

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 20 November

The sun is certainly shining on Victoria in more ways than one this week with another perfect record of no COVID-19 cases and deaths to make it 21 days in a row of double zeros.

20 November 2020

workplace relations

What you must know before closing your business over Christmas

With the end of the year quickly approaching, your business must use the little time that is left in 2020 to review your HR plan for the upcoming Christmas and New Year period.

20 November 2020

policy and advocacy

Funding now available to help Victorian businesses go digital

The Victorian Government has opened registrations for sole traders and small businesses to join the Small Business Digital Adaption Program. Register now as places are limited!

19 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

‘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

member stories

Fast Five: How the epicentre of our supply chains keeps on moving

Brendan Bourke, Port of Melbourne Chief Executive, explains how the nation’s largest capital city container port has maintained operations in a year of disruption.

Fast Five

16 November 2020

economy

Creative Industries Strategy: how do we reclaim our global reputation?

The Victorian Government is renewing its landmark creative industries strategy, Creative State 2021-2025. Have your say before 1 December on what the creative sector needs to survive and thrive.

13 November 2020

economy

Now, more than ever, Victorian businesses need your support

Though we may have beaten COVID-19 and can begin a 'COVID-normal' life, the crisis is not over. After enduring many months of no or limited revenue, our local businesses need all the help they can get if they are to stay afloat.

12 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

workplace relations

Virtual investigations and working remotely: What should be considered?

The COVID-19 pandemic has largely seen an end to face-to-face workplace investigations. Instead, investigators are conducting investigations virtually using telephone and video conferencing platforms. The adoption of virtual means often means processes are quicker and can be a more cost-effective avenue of investigating misconduct. Given many businesses will be moving to ongoing working-from-home arrangements, these virtual processes will be here to stay.

11 November 2020

workplace relations

Employee ‘unfairly dismissed’ despite performance issues, fraud, and secret recordings

The Fair Work Commission has ruled an employee who came to Australia on a 457 visa was unfairly dismissed despite a myriad of concerns because the business failed to comply with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code.

10 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


workplace relations

FWC orders compensation to ex-employee accused of stealing

27 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

New report reveals leading causes, industries of workplace fatalities

26 November 2020

economy

2020-21 Victorian State Budget: building confidence, business, jobs

State and Federal Budgets

24 November 2020

economy

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

22 November 2020

chief executive update

Chief Executive Update 20 November

20 November 2020

workplace relations

What you must know before closing your business over Christmas

20 November 2020

policy and advocacy

Funding now available to help Victorian businesses go digital

19 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

'Flagrant disregard' for worker safety results in massive fine

18 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

‘Intentions are irrelevant’ when determining sexual harassment

17 November 2020

member stories

Fast Five: How the epicentre of our supply chains keeps on moving

Fast Five

16 November 2020

economy

Creative Industries Strategy: how do we reclaim our global reputation?

13 November 2020

economy

Now, more than ever, Victorian businesses need your support

12 November 2020

health safety and wellbeing

Five steps for the transport industry to satisfy OHS due diligence

11 November 2020

workplace relations

Virtual investigations and working remotely: What should be considered?

11 November 2020

workplace relations

Employee ‘unfairly dismissed’ despite performance issues, fraud, and secret recordings

10 November 2020

economy

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

08 November 2020