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BSCAA National Newsletter – July 2019

To download the full newsletter please click here: BSCAA National Newsletter July 2019

2019-2021 National Board of Directors

On 17 June 2019, BSCAA National held their Annual General Meeting and are excited to announce the appointment of two women in the role of National President and Vice President.

Kim Puxty, former President of the BSCAA Qld division, was appointed as National President and Debbie Delimitro, the current President of the BSCAA NSW Division, as Vice President.

The BSCAA National board are eager to start on the strategy planning for 2019-2021 and will be meeting in Brisbane next month.

Visit the BSCAA website to view the full details of the 2019-2021 BSCAA National Board.

Pay Guides

From 1 July, the Cleaning and Security Service Award 2010 Pay Guides were updated to reflect to 3% and can be found here: 
Cleaning Services Award 2010 [MA000022] Pay Guide 
 
Security Services Industry Award 2010 [MA000016] Pay Guide 


New National Secretariat

BSCAA National is pleased to announce our new National Secretariat, Verity Copeland, who comes to us with a number of years’ experience working with associations.

Verity is very excited to be working with us and looks forward to meeting you all.

BSCAA National contact details will remain unchanged except for our postal address.

New postal details are;
Suite 154
16 Beenleigh Redland Bay Road
Loganholme  Qld  4129

SAVE THE DATE!

The BSCAA National Networking event is to be held on Friday 30 August in Brisbane. More information is to come.

WeComply

We Comply is a free service to BSCAA members and contains a full suite of Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety Policies, Work Method Statements and Procedure templates. For more details visit https://bscaa.com/national/wecomply/ 

The following articles have recently been added to WeComply: 

Influenza Pandemic Plan

Due to the recent outbreak of the Flu, we have developed an Influenza Pandemic Plan.

Please review and implement as required.

Influenza Pandemic Plan

 

New South Wales – bscaansw@bscaa.com

  • Save the date! BSCAA NSW Australian Super Excellence Awards will be held in the evening on Friday 11 October 2019 at the Swissotel Sydney.  We have secured a band and a fantastic MC for the event.  Invitations and nominations will open soon.If you have any queries feel free to contact us at bscaansw@bscaa.com.au or call +61 2 9431 8674

South Australia – bscaasa@bscaa.com

Western Australia – admin@cleaningcouncilwa.com.au 

  • Small Business Development Commission

The start of a new financial year brings a range of changes that may impact on your business.

With new laws, regulations and incentives being introduced at both state and federal levels, it can be hard to keep up with all of the changes that take effect from 1 July 2019 and whether they will apply to you.

To help guide you, here is a run-down of the most significant changes likely to impact on small businesses in Western Australia.

Tasmania – bscaatas@bscaa.com

  • The next board meeting is to be held on August 2 in Hobart.
  • We have been approached by the Department of Education to ask what industry can do to assist with the current industrial action being undertaken by School Facility Attendants.  An email was sent out to all members, requesting that they contact the department with their contact details and regions where they operate in order for the department to formulate a list of suppliers in each area of the state.  Additionally, a list of all our members was sent to the department to encourage them to only use BSCAA members.
  • Tasmanian Government Tenders – Browse Tenders or Register for eTendering here!

Queensland – bscaaqld@bscaa.com

  • BSCAA QLD held a successful Q&A information session in Brisbane on 27th June 2019 with presenters from CAF – Poonam Datar CEO, QLeave – Alan Beirne, Workcover Qld – Brendan Kipping.
  • NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN – BSCAA Qld AustralianSuper Excellence Awards will be held on FRIDAY 1st November 2019 at the Victoria Golf Club in the Marquee – 2019 will be bigger and brighter, join us in celebrating our best asset “our cleaners”, enjoy live music – The Wild Card Trio, MC – David ‘Luttsy’ Lutterall radio announcer, open bar and plenty of food. 
  • BSCAA Qld’s AustralianSuper contact is John Simpson, please do not hesitate to contact him if you have any super queries, jsimpson@australiansuper.com or 1300 300 273.  AustralianSuper is the preferred Superannuation fund for the Building Service Industry. To find out when the next Business Briefing is taking place please visit https://www.australiansuper.com/campaigns/business-briefing

  • Queensland’s waste levy

Queensland’s waste management and resource recovery strategy provides a strategic framework to reduce the amount of waste we generate and grow the resource recovery and recycling industry, and create new jobs.

This is underpinned by a waste levy, which commenced on 1 July 2019.  https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/pollution/management/waste/recovery/disposal-levy/about/overview

Victoriabscaavic@bscaa.com

  • Victoria’s new Portable Long Service Scheme
    From 1 July 2019, Victorians working in contract cleaning, security and community services can start building up long service benefits as part of the Long Service Benefits Portability Act 2018.

From 1 July 2019, businesses who employ workers in roles covered by the Portable Long Service Scheme must Register as an Employer with the Portable Long Service Authority.
This can be done online at the Portable Long Service Leave Authority website.

Workers will be registered by their Employers through Quarterly Return reporting which commences in October 2019. Workers will be sent a registration pack from the Authority with all of their membership details from November.

The Governing Board of the Portable Long Service Benefits Authority has determined the Employer Levy as follows:

    • 1.65% for community services
    • 1.80% for contract cleaning
    • 1.80% for security

The employer contributions paid to the Authority for their workers are then invested by the Authority and will be used to pay workers when they make a claim for long service.

The Authority will host a series of information sessions across Victoria throughout August, September and October, to provide detailed information about registration and reporting requirements.

For more information, please visit the Portable Long Service Leave Authority website or call 1800 517 158.

https://www.business.vic.gov.au/hiring-and-managing-staff/long-service-leave-victoria/portable-long-service-leave

  • The 2019 BSCAA VIC AustralianSuper Industry Excellence Awards will be held in October and Award Nominations will open shortly.

 

Industry News

Fair Work Ombudsman

The 122 industry and occupation modern awards have been updated and published on the Fair Work Commission website.

In addition, the 33 modern enterprise and State reference public sector modern awards have also been updated and published on the Fair Work Commission’s website.

The awards have been varied to reflect the increases in wages and allowances as a result of the Annual Wage Review 2018–19 decision [2019] FWCFB 3500 as well as changes to the National Training Wage schedule and Supported Wage System schedule where applicable. Modern awards update – allowances

Further to the Modern awards update notice sent on 24 June 2019, the allowances sheets relating to all 122 industry and occupational modern awards have been updated to reflect the allowances operative from 1 July 2019.

The updated allowances sheets can be accessed via the allowances clause in the relevant modern award from the modern awards list on the Fair Work Commission’s website.

Australian Taxation Office

The Taxable Payments Reporting System (TPRS) strengthens detection of those gaining an unfair advantage by not reporting or under-reporting their income, protecting the majority of people who are doing the right thing. 

The TPRS now applies to businesses providing cleaning or courier services that will need to complete a Taxable payments annual report (TPAR) if they have an Australian business number (ABN), and make any payments to contractors for cleaning or courier services they provide on a business’s behalf.

This applies even if cleaning or courier services are only part of a business’s activities.

This new report for businesses providing cleaning or courier services applies from 1 July 2018, with the first TPAR due by 28 August 2019.

For more detailed information, visit www.ato.gov.au/tpar.

Federal Budget

The Australian Government budget sets out the economic and fiscal outlook for Australia and includes expenditure and revenue estimates for the current financial year, the budget year and three forward financial years. It shows the Government’s social and political priorities and how the Government intends to achieve these.

For Businesses
Budget Documents


Safe Work Australia

Safe Work Australia invites interested stakeholders to share their feedback via our online consultation page, Engage on adopting an updated edition of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) under the model Work Health and Safety (WHS) laws.

Since 1 January 2017, the 3rd revised edition of the GHS (GHS 3) has been implemented for workplace hazardous chemicals. As Australia’s transition to the GHS is now complete, it is time to move beyond GHS 3 to ensure Australia’s classification and labelling requirements for workplace chemicals are aligned with our key trading partners, as they move to the 7th revised edition of the GHS (GHS 7).

Safe Work Australia welcomes feedback from manufacturers, importers, suppliers, users and other stakeholders that have an interest in hazardous chemicals in the workplace, about moving from GHS 3 to GHS 7.

A Consultation Paper has been prepared which outlines the key changes from GHS 3 to GHS 7 and the particular topics we would like to receive feedback on.

To provide your feedback and to access the Consultation Paper, register to the consultation platform, Engage  or email GHS@swa.gov.au.

The consultation will close at 11.59pm (AEST) on Sunday 28 July 2019.
 
If you have any queries or are experiencing difficulties accessing the Consultation Paper or submitting your feedback, please email GHS@swa.gov.au.

In the news

Consultation on cleaning qualification review comments
Careerforce seeks stakeholders to provide feedback on cleaning qualifications.

Penalty for underpayment of Sydney security guards
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured a penalty of $39,090 against a former Sydney security company operator for underpaying dozens of security guards.

BSCAA appoints new National President
To read the full INCLEAN article on Kim Puxty’s appointed as BSCAA National President, click here.

 

Superannuation

Protecting Your Super changes to insurance

The Federal Government’s Protecting Your Super Package Act comes into effect next week on 1 July 2019.

What does this mean for members?

Among other changes to super, the legislation impacts when insurance cover stops. From 1 July 2019, a member could lose their insurance if they haven’t received money (excluding investment returns, investment credits and refunds) into their super account for 16 months.

How is AustralianSuper notifying members?

AustralianSuper have sent significant event notices by post to members who, as at 1 April 2019, hadn’t received money into their account for at least six months. These notices include information about the legislation, what it means for them, the different actions they can take to keep their cover, when they need to take action by, and what happens if their cover stops.

Where can members find out more?

Our Protecting Your Super page provides information about the legislation as well as Frequently Asked Questions to quickly answer concerns.

AustralianSuper is the preferred Superannuation fund for the Building Service Industry. To find out when the next Business Briefing is taking place please click here!

Do you need help with comparing super funds, meeting superannuation obligations and running education seminars? Or would you like to join AustralianSuper’s free clearinghouse?

Please call 1300 300 273 or contact your state representative directly –

National/VIC/NSW/TAS: Steve Collins, scollins@australiansuper.com
QLD: John Simpson, jsimpson@australiansuper.com
SA/NT: Gary Bridle, gbridle@australiansuper.com
WA: Jo Naquesage, JNaquesage@australiansuper.com 

AustralianSuper has been partnered with BSCAA for over 13 years and support multiple cleaning and property management businesses and their staff.