COVID Restrictions Update: QR Codes

February 17, 2022Industry News No Comments

  The Victorian Government has announced that from 6pm Friday 18 February, QR code check-in requirements will no longer be in place for employees at many workplaces, retail venues and schools (including childcare & early childhood). To read the full update, please click here. With the pressure on the health system easing and third dose vaccination coverage climbing, the Minister… Read More →

SEMMA Commences Welding Skills Course

February 10, 2022SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA has been thrilled to welcome our first cohort of students for our industry-led Welding Skills Short Course! This diverse group have the opportunity to learn in a real factory environment in Dandenong South and utilise augmented reality welding simulators. Upon successful completion of the course, participants will be placed into full-time work with… Read More →

Opening the Energy Efficient Communities Grant program

January 13, 2022Advocacy, Funding Opportunities, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  On Wednesday 12 January 2022, SEMMA facilitated the introduction of Tim Wilson MP to member Bellevue Orchard as part of the opening of the Energy Efficient Communities Grant program. The grant is designed to support Australian SME food & beverage manufacturers with grants of up to $25,000 to reduce both their emissions & energy bills. NICK… Read More →

SEMMA Winner – A.B.U. Engineering

December 7, 2021Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Congratulations to member A.B.U. Engineering Pty Ltd for winning the Manufacturing Award at last weeks Greater Dandenong Chamber of Commerce Business Awards Presentation evening! The awards recognise outstanding business achievements and contributions to the Greater Dandenong area. SEMMA President Peter Angelico proudly presented the award to Director Jonathon Buntz. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees, including SEMMA members TBS Air &… Read More →

SEMMA to present at the ​Economics References Committee hearing

November 30, 2021Advocacy, General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  The federal government has highlighted the manufacturing sector as a crucial component of its national COVID-19 economic recovery. Following the announcement of the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy in late 2020, the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative provided grants to six key sectors of manufacturing and is likely to be an election issue in… Read More →

Workplace COVID Transmission

September 14, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Victorian health authorities have identified company kitchens / tearooms as a key site for COVID-19 transmission through permitted workplaces, after several cases recently spread in construction and transport break rooms. Victorian COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar observed growing cases out of tearooms as a place where people mix and do not wear masks, as… Read More →

Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme

August 24, 2021Industry News No Comments

  The Victorian Government has introduced new legislation to provide rent relief to small and medium-sized businesses: the Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme.   To access this rent relief commercial tenants must have: · an annual turnover of less than $50 million · experienced a fall in turnover of at least 30% due to coronavirus pandemic… Read More →