Industry news

Employing new staff for your business, there are a range of initiatives from the Australian Government that can help, all at no cost to you.
20 Jun 2018
A range of financial incentives may be available to you when you employ an eligible Australian apprentice.
read more »
200 regional NSW businesses being audited by the Fair Work Ombudsman in New England and North West
24 May 2018
The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced audits of more than 200 businesses across the New England and North West regions of NSW, as part of its latest campaign checking businesses’ compliance with workplace laws.
read more »
BREAKING NEWS: FWC Approves Unpaid Domestic Violence Leave
27 Mar 2018
The Fair Work Commission has provisionally ruled that a model domestic violence leave clause should be inserted into 119 of the 122 modern awards in Australia.
read more »
It's time to get ready for Single Touch Payroll
12 Mar 2018
From 1 July 2018, if you have 20 or more employees, you'll need to use Single Touch Payroll-enabled software to report your tax and super information to the ATO
read more »
SAFEWORK NSW LAUNCHES FORKLIFT SAFETY BLITZ
6 Mar 2018
SafeWork NSW has launched a week-long forklift safety blitz after three workers were killed and more than 1,300 were injured in two years.
read more »
Can you hear me? Prevent hearing loss injuries
2 Mar 2018
This Hearing Awareness Week (25 Feb – 3 Mar) and World Hearing Day (3 Mar) focuses on preventing the anticipated rise in the number of people with hearing loss
read more »
FIAA Industry Awards Night 21st September 2018
16 Feb 2018
Save the date
FIAA are excited to announce the 2018 FIAA Industry Awards.

Friday 21st September at the Crystal Palace Grand Ballroom, Luna Park.
read more »
6 Feb 2018
The ISMAA program will assist 1st and 2nd year apprentices and trainees in overcoming life and work-based challenges. Helping them work towards completion of their trade training.
read more »
Public Holidays 2018 - all states & territories
23 Jan 2018
2018 public holidays for each state and territory
read more »
Boost Your Business Vouchers to support Victorian businesses
21 Dec 2017
From 29 January 2018, businesses across Victoria can apply for up to $50,000 through a range of vouchers to develop new products, access export markets, and improve productivity.
read more »
Fairwork Commission varies casual/part-time overtime rules in General Retail Award
13 Dec 2017
Part-time and casual overtime clauses have been varied in the General Retail Award 2010
read more »
$2,000 small business grant to help your business grow
12 Dec 2017
Revenue NSW can help boost your business with a small business grant of up to $2,000 for every new employee.
read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court rules on challenge to penalty rates
11 Oct 2017
The cuts to penalty rates for Sunday and public holidays will stand after the Federal Court dismissed an appeal.
read more »
FIAA INDUSTRY AWARDS & THE WINNERS ARE !!
26 Sep 2017
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2017 FIAA INDUSTRY AWARD WINNERS. AND THE WINNERS ARE!!
read more »
Better protection for workers as new Fair Work law passes Parliament
6 Sep 2017
The Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 passed the Parliament on 5 September.
read more »
Queensland Introduces Building Industry ‘Fairness’ for Subcontractors
5 Sep 2017
Queensland has ushered in a new era of ‘fairness’ in the building sector as the government in that state introduces legislation designed to improve protection for subcontractors.
read more »
Ban on excessive surcharges for certain cards starts today
1 Sep 2017
From today, every business across Australia will be banned from charging customers excessive surcharges
read more »
New Building Code 2016 Eligibility Rules and Evidence
1 Sep 2017
From 1 September 2017 contractors will not be able to express interest in, tender for or be awarded directly Commonwealth funded building if they or their related entities are covered by a non-compliant enterprise agreement unless one of the exemptions outlined in Schedule 5 applies
read more »
Facts about the Building Code 2016
4 Aug 2017
The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) .
read more »
SUPER CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE NEVER BEEN SO QUICK
19 Jul 2017
You can now make your super contributions in a matter of clicks!
read more »
BREAKING NEWS - Casual Employment Decision
7 Jul 2017
Casual and part-time employment decision: What you need to know
read more »
Small Business Urged to Review their Payment Surcharges
3 Jul 2017
The ACCC is urging small business owners to start preparing now for the ban on excessive payment surcharges
read more »
Home Building Compensation Reforms
28 Jun 2017
What reform means for builders and tradies
read more »
New OHS Regulations in Victoria
23 Jun 2017
WorkSafe Victoria announces new OHS Regulations 2017
read more »
Minimum Wage Increase - What You Need to Know
13 Jun 2017
Get set for a 3.3% increase to base rates of pay
read more »
BUILDING CODE 2016 – ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE / SECURITY OF PAYMENTS
23 May 2017
The Building Code Group is continuing to develop tools and resources that assist stakeholders to meet the requirements of the Building Code 2016.
read more »
Victoria - Small Business Boost
4 May 2017
There was good news for small businesses in the Victorian Government’s budget announcement.
read more »
ACCC is now targeting unfair contract terms
28 Mar 2017
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has a number of in-depth investigations underway
read more »
BREAKING NEWS Regarding the New Building Code
8 Feb 2017
Australian Government introduced a bill which will drastically shorten the period for EAs made before 2 December 2016 to be National Building Code-compliant
read more »
FIAA KITCHEN CONTRACTS NOW HAVE ASBESTOS  CLAUSE
1 Jan 2017
FIAA have updated our Kitchen Contracts for NSW to include an asbestos clause.
read more »
How fair are your small business contracts?
8 Dec 2016
Have you entered into or renewed a standard form contract since 12 November 2016?
read more »