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“At the time of putting this newsletter together the Aussie dollar had fallen to US$1.02 reinforcing a slow decline from the peak of US$1.10 in late July 2012. While that is still a long way from the US$.60 that was virtually the norm during the ‘90s and early years of the 21st century it’s an encouraging trend.” This article leads the latest WGCSA newsletter (March 2013). Read more
South Australia’s Work Health & Safety (WHS) Legislation which includes the new Work Health and Safety Act 2012 (SA) (‘Act’) and the Work Health and Safety Regulations (‘Regulations’) 2012 (SA) all came into effect on 1st January 2013, and are supported by Codes of Practice. This brings South Australia in line with the majority of States, Territories and the Commonwealth. See the Member Update 27-2-2013 for a summary of the changes.
From 1 January 2013 changes have been made to regulations regarding applications for unfair dismissals, individual contracts, etc. If you employ any workers, keep yourself up to date with our Employment FAQ section.
The South Australian Wine Industry Association (SAWIA) and the Wine Grape Council of SA (WGCSA), which represent the majority of SA’s wine grape growers and wineries, have prepared an information sheet to ensure wine grape growers and purchasers have a clear understanding of the important provisions of the Wine Grapes Industry Act (the Act). Download fact sheet.
WGCSA has been successful in negotiating changes to regulations for sending winegrapes from SA to wineries in NSW and Vic. Read More