New Industrial Manslaughter Laws Introduced in Victoria

February 13, 2020Industry News No Comments

Victoria’s industrial manslaughter laws will come into effect no later than 1 July 2020 (unless the government proclaims that it will come into effect earlier). The implications of the amendments are that significant penalties, including imprisonment, will apply to corporations or persons who engage in negligent conduct that breaches OHS obligations causing the death of… Read More →

Workers Compensation Premium Reviews

November 14, 2019Industry News No Comments

Workers compensation is a complex and often costly part of running a business. Ever changing legislation in this area can make it difficult for employers to manage, and subject them to harsh penalties for non-compliance.  What affects my workers compensation premium?   Workers compensation premiums, and how they are calculated, are complex. Many businesses don’t… Read More →

Certification vs Legal Compliance

November 8, 2019Industry News No Comments

Achieving certification to the Australian or international standards for occupational health and safety or environmental management systems does not mean that a business is automatically compliant with its legal duties under OHS or environmental law.   Over the years, we have provided advice to businesses of all sizes. When we ask business owners or directors… Read More →

Future Planning Opportunity

November 8, 2019Industry News No Comments

Owners who ponders over selling their business does not always do so out of financial desperation or trouble, often because they are looking for the next opportunity or are future planning. Current climate conditions are producing a “sellers market”, read on for the contributing factors:   Investors are facing extremely low or negative interest rates and… Read More →

Updates to the SEMMA Website

September 12, 2019General News No Comments

Feature video on your Member Directory page Showcase a company video on your page in the Member Directory. This will be visible to viewers of your individual page. Follow these steps to add a video: Visit and log-in Please contact if you require log-in credentials Click Member Dashboard Click Edit Directory Listing You… Read More →

Media Release: Victorian manufacturing continues to grow

April 12, 2018Industry News No Comments

Victorian manufacturing continues to grow – supporting jobs, exports and economic growth across the state. The Australian Industry Group’s monthly Performance of Manufacturing Index, released today, shows that Victoria’s manufacturing index has grown for a 14th consecutive month – the longest run of expansion since 2003. This growth builds on the latest Australian Bureau of… Read More →

SEMMA Christmas Cocktail & Networking Evening

December 12, 2017Events No Comments

SEMMA finished 2017 with a bang with our Members’ Christmas function held at Nissan Casting and sponsored by Vative and AB Phillips. The evening was a great opportunity to meet and network with SEMMA members, Politicians, Industry people and have a drink together. This year’s event saw record attendance of over 200 guests! Attending were… Read More →

SEMMA New Member’s Night

November 8, 2017Events No Comments

SEMMA held their second New member event for 2017 on Wednesday November 1. These events are held to welcome all new members that have joined SEMMA in the last 6 months. 20 companies were represented, 2 Councils both Monash and Knox, with over 45 people in attendance, including the SEMMA Board to meet and welcome… Read More →