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The new Victorian Environment Protection (EP) legislation introduces a number of new duties with regards to contaminated land including a duty to notify of contaminated land to the Environment…
26/04/2021
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Underpinning the new Victorian Environment Protection Act (EP Act) that is set to commence 1 July 2021 is the introduction of the General Environmental Duty (GED).  To meet this new duty,…
07/04/2021
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New Victorian environment protection laws are planned to commence on 1 July 2021 under the 2017 Environment Protection Act (as amended 2018), and the new draft EP Regulations and Environment…
31/03/2021
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In response to growing cluster of positive COVID-19 cases linked to the Strathpine Cluster, the Queensland government has placed the state into a snap three-day lockdown. The reasons people are able…
29/03/2021
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Welding is defined by the Safe Work Australia Code of Practice – Welding Processes as: “The process of permanently joining two or more materials together, usually metals, by heat or pressure or…
29/03/2021
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With recent widespread flooding occurring across New South Wales, many homes and facilities have been impacted by the flood waters. After these large-scale water events, mould can become a critical…
28/03/2021
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As Australia and many other countries around the world progress through their COVID-19 vaccination programs, people are keen to understand what a vaccinated population will mean with regard to…
17/03/2021
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What is electromagnetic radiation (EMR)?  Electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is a form of energy which is all around us. It takes many forms, from radio waves, microwaves, sunlight to X-rays and gamma…
05/03/2021
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Clean Up Australia inspires and empowers communities to clean up, fix up and conserve our environment. Today, their focus is as much on preventing rubbish entering our environment as it is removing…
03/03/2021
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In response to growing cluster of positive COVID-19 cases linked to the Holiday Inn hotel quarantine site, the Victorian government has placed the state into a snap five-day lockdown. The reasons…
12/02/2021
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In response to the positive COVID-19 diagnosis of a hotel quarantine security guard, the Western Australian government has placed the state into a five-day lockdown. The four reasons people are able…
01/02/2021
Risk Review
The Australian Modern Slavery Act (the Act) entered into force on 1 January 2019. The Act requires companies (with annual revenue exceeding $100 million AUD), and other entities such as some…
31/01/2021
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EPA Victoria’s Small Business Program pilot (SBPP) is set up to help businesses prepare for the new environment protection laws that are intended to start 1 July 2021. Greencap has been engaged to…
25/01/2021
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In May 2018, WorkSafe Victoria attended a work site and observed the demolition of a bungalow by Fivestar Demolition and Render Pty Ltd. It was confirmed by an independent occupational hygienist that…
17/01/2021
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Lord Somers Camp is a registered not-for-profit organisation that operates its historic, near century-old camp site an hour south of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula. Behind the scenes of this…
10/12/2020
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Water ingress and condensation can become major issues for building owners and managers when left unchecked, particularly in hot weather when the damp, warm conditions create a perfect environment…
01/12/2020
Risk Review
From the 1880s, asbestos was widely mined, manufactured, and installed across Australia. By 1954, Australia was number four in the western world in gross consumption of asbestos cement products,…
27/11/2020
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In 2020, Asbestos Awareness Week runs from 23 - 29 November with the theme ‘asbestos lurks in more places than you’d think’, supplemented with the sub-theme ‘before you start, be aware’.  The…
27/11/2020

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