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Mandatory Registration and Licensing of Tradespeople – now delayed until 2022

Mandatory Registration and Licensing of Tradespeople..

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commencement date of the new carpentry trades registration and licensing scheme has been delayed.

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Master Builders Victoria Calls for Changes to Cladding Bill

MBV Calls for Changes to Cladding Bill

Master Builders Victoria yesterday wrote to the Victorian Government expressing its concerns over and call for changes to the Cladding Safety.

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Vic/NSW Border

Victoria-NSW border region update

Click for more info about updates to the Victoria-NSW border crossing requirements.

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HomeBuilder activity in regional Victoria

Some good news is that it anecdotally appears that HomeBuilder has had a positive effect since it was announced two weeks ago.

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Update: new unemployment figures

National unemployment figures were released during the week, that illustrate the effect of COVID-19 and why measures like Homebuilder are required to stimulate the...

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Minimum wages increase by 1.75 per cent

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) handed down its Annual Wage Review Decision in relation to modern award rates and the national minimum wage today, 19 June 2020.

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The first industrial manslaughter conviction in Australia

Recently, and for the first time in Australia, a Queensland company Brisbane Auto Recycling Pty Ltd (BAR) was convicted of industrial manslaughter. With the Victorian...

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Prime Minister’s infrastructure announcement to boost major construction...

A new package of $1.5 billion in funding will be given to state and territory governments to start smaller priority projects immediately.

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Retrenched Apprentices and Trainees Program

Apprentices who have lost their employment can register, whilst employers can submit apprenticeship vacancies online and will have access to eligible Victorian candidates...

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