Important Changes | 1 July 2021

July 1, 2021General News, Industry News No Comments

  There are some important changes coming into effect today, 1 July 2021. This includes the end of the amnesty period for businesses who have not previously been required to use the Victoria Government QR Code check-in system, as well as the new Environmental Protection laws coming into effect. Please read on for further information and official resources. Victorian Government QR… Read More →

Local Content – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

June 21, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Written by SEMMA CEO, Vonda Fenwick.   The Good. At both the Federal and State levels there are various policies and guidelines for Government procurement which enshrine the intent to support manufacturing, and the economy more broadly, by requiring various levels/percentages of local content. At the federal level, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR) are… Read More →

Interview with SEMMA President & CEO | ICN Victoria

May 13, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

ICN Victoria “Fireside Chat” series | SEMMA Interview   We’re proud to present Part 3 of Kate West and Andy Balmain‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter highlights the benefits of long-term expansion in Australian manufacturing, with Vonda underlining the enhanced focus on onshoring since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Andy adds the… Read More →

SEBN & SEMMA Waste Forums

April 29, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA in collaboration with SEBN recently ran two informative Waste Forums in March and April. It was a good opportunity to focus on waste reduction and opportunities to use ‘waste’. SESSION 1 | Tuesday 30 March 2021 The first forum focused on sharing steps already taken by other manufacturers, problems and barriers to waste… Read More →

Manufacturing Collaboration Workshop

March 31, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA were pleased to hold our first in-person member event since COVID on Monday 29 March 2021, hosting the advanced Collaboration Workshop with David Pender. Check out the highlights below. SEMMA received a small grant from the Victorian Government, under the Grants for Business Chambers and Traders Groups, to fund the SEMMA Collaboration program.

Manufacturing Resources | COVID Lockdown 12 February 2021

February 14, 2021General News, Industry News No Comments

The following advice has been received from the Associate Deputy Secretary, Industry Coordination and Recovery Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. View the slideshow summary of manufacturing restrictions. _____________________________________________________________________________________ I am writing to confirm that, as outlined in the health directions, only essential work premises, that is work premises at which an essential provider operates or… Read More →

Free same day COVID-19 testing for SEMMA Members

May 14, 2020General News, Member Benefits, SEMMA Updates No Comments

We would like to highlight an opportunity for members to obtain a same-day COVID-19 test. Member Atticus Health have been busy conducting COVID-19 car park testing in Hastings. Director & Founder Dr. Floyd Gomes is offering all fellow SEMMA Members the opportunity for a free bulk-billed same day COVID-19 test. The car-park testing service is reported to be operating efficiently and effectively.  How to… Read More →

SEMMA Industry Update #3

March 30, 2020General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

Dear SEMMA Members and network,   We have received member requests for clarification regarding restrictions to workplaces as a consequence of COVID-19. To confirm, there are no specific restrictions upon manufacturing at the time of this communication. Workplaces are, however, asked to adhere to social distancing measures where possible. Employees have also been asked to work from… Read More →

SEMMA Industry Update #2

March 25, 2020General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

Dear SEMMA Members and network,   Businesses worldwide are facing unprecedented times as they are forced to rapidly adapt to the new challenges presented by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of this communication, the Federal Government has announced that any workers with the ability to work from home should now do so. To read… Read More →