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Covid-19 Restrictions Eased - 75% Office Return

Updated 10 days ago
The planned increase for office workers to return can go ahead at 75 per cent across both public and private sectors from 11:59pm tonight. For most workers, this will mean returning to the office from Monday 1 March as Victoria will return to its previous COVIDSafe settings from tonight, allowing for more visitors in the home, reduced mask wearing and increasing the number of workers heading back to the office.      The move to further ease restrictions follows a reduced

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Circuit Breaker Action Update – Lockdown Lifted at Midnight

Updated 19 days ago

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Covid-19 Circuit-Breaker Action

Updated 24 days ago

On the advice of the Chief Health Officer, the Premier has just announced that the Government will move to circuit-breaker action from 11.59pm tonight until 11.59pm on Wednesday 17 February.  A table of restrictions for this period is available.
 


Victoria's new permit system for all domestic travel into the state

Updated 1 month ago
From 5:59pm on Monday 11 January 2021: Victoria will establish a new permit system for all domestic travel into the state to support Victoria’s rapid contact tracing efforts and give greater certainty when travelling. The permit system will be based on a traffic light system that allows Victoria to designate regions in other parts of Australia as green, orange or red, depending on the coronavirus (COVID-19) risk in a particular area. Zones will be declared

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VicGov COVID-19 Update - Return to Offices

Updated 2 months ago

VicGov COVID-19 Update - Return to Offices


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note - Updated for NSW travel

Updated 2 months ago

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance Note - Updated for NSW travel


COVID Safe Summer

Updated 3 months ago

COVID Safe Summer From 11.59pm, 6 December 2020, unless otherwise stated


Summary of last step restrictions

Updated 3 months ago

Summary of last step restrictions


Further Easing - Third Step and Last Step

Updated 3 months ago

Further Easing - Third Step and Last Step


Summary of further easing - Metro Melbourne

Updated 4 months ago

Summary of further easing - Metro Melbourne


Summary of further easing - regional Victoria

Updated 4 months ago

Summary of further easing - regional Victoria


VicGov Industrial Relations Framework - Updated FAQs

Updated 4 months ago

Industrial Relations Framework - FAQs Find answers to your questions about the Government's Industrial Relations Framework for Managing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic.


Summary of easing of restrictions - regional

Updated 4 months ago

Summary of easing of restrictions at 11:59PM on Sunday 18 October and Sunday 1 November


Summary of easing of restrictions - metropolitan melbourne

Updated 4 months ago

METROPOLITAN MELBOURNE – Summary of easing of restrictions at 11:59PM on Sunday 18 October and Sunday 1 November


VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for government employees during coronavirus

Updated 5 months ago

VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Guidance for government employees during coronavirus


VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) roadmap to reopening

Updated 6 months ago
From 11:59pm 13 September, some restrictions will be eased across Victoria. Regional Victoria and Melbourne Metro each have their own roadmaps, relating to how many active cases are currently in the community.

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VicGov Industrial Relations Framework – FAQs (further update)

Updated 7 months ago
Find answers to your questions about the Government's framework for the Victorian public sector workforce during the coronavirus pandemic.

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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updated Guidance Note – 3.3 Casuals – paid Special leave

Updated 7 months ago
Employment guidance for employers and employees in the Victorian Public Service.

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VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) Public Sector and Service FAQs

Updated 7 months ago

Frequently asked questions on options available for people who work in the Victorian public service or sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) WFH psychological health and safety - ACTU WHS Alert

Updated 7 months ago
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced workers to rapidly adjust to new working environments and conditions, in particular, working from home. This has meant that workers, their representatives and employers have had to work together to transition quickly to new work from home arrangements. Consequently, major changes to the work environment and the way work is performed have increased the potential risks to workers’ health and safety.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Prevention and Management of Exposure - WorkSafe Guidance for Healthcare and Social Assistance

Updated 7 months ago

Information about managing the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in clinical and non-clinical settings, including patient transport.

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ACTU Coronavirus Alert WHS - Updated VicGov Crisis Council and VPS Missions CC formed – DPC Secretary

Updated 7 months ago
WHAT IS  COVID -19 - Coronavirus? 

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Key Points on Job-Keeper Payment - ACTU Fact Sheet

Updated 7 months ago
Key Points on the JobKeeper paymentThe Morrison government has heard the Australian union movement’s call to ensure that all workers are covered by a wage subsidy program. The union movement has worked doggedly to make sure this government understands the grave situation Australian workers find themselves in. Less than three weeks ago the Morrison government wouldn't consider the notion of a wage subsidy. This is a good start however some problems with the scheme remain.

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Temporary Early Access to Superannuation - Buyer Beware

Updated 7 months ago
The Government has legislated to provide for some people to access super early. Accessing your super in times of financial hardship should be a last resort. This is a step which should only be taken by workers if all other ways of getting income support are exhausted. If you are unclear of what measures you could take, you can talk to your union or visit the Services Australia website to find what payments you qualify to access. You may also have an insurance policy in your fund to protect

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COVID-19: Psychological Health and Safety at Work - ACTU Fact Sheet

Updated 7 months ago
COVID–19 presents a wide range of risks to workers’ psychological health and safety, as well as their physical health and safety.Many workers are experiencing reduced hours, stand downs or job losses.1 Increased job and economic insecurity arising from the COVID-19 pandemic is putting enormous pressure on workers, their families and communities. The ACTU is calling on the Morrison government to commit to an 80% wage subsidy to ease the burden on workers...

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ACTU presentation Coronavirus, HSR's and PIN's

Updated 7 months ago

PowerPoint Presentation file


VicGov Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Working from Home arrangements DPC

Updated 7 months ago

Dear colleagues

This morning the Premier announced further measures in Victoria’s response to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

His advice was very strong – if you can stay at home, you must stay at home. Doing so will save lives.

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Coronavirus and travel insurance cover and claims - from Maurice Blackburn lawyers

Updated 7 months ago

One of the most common questions asked by travellers at the moment is if their travel insurance is affected by the coronavirus outbreak and will they still be able to claim for any losses.

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Safe@Work COVID-19 Provision of PPE

Updated 8 months ago
This information is designed to give HSR’s, Delegates and Members, a brief outline of duties and rights in relation to this health and safety risk in the workplace.For further information,

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SAFE@WORK – COVID-19 - Information for HSR’s and Deputies

Updated 8 months ago
This information is designed to give HSR’s, Delegates and Members, a brief outline of duties and rights in 

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CPSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Member Entitlements

Updated 10 months ago

CPSU Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update - Member Entitlements


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Statement from Doctor Brett Sutton

Updated 10 months ago

Statement from Doctor Brett Sutton, Victoria's Chief Health Officer



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