Exclusive early bird deal for Clipsal 500 2012 tickets
Business SA and Clipsal 500 Adelaide have partnered again to provide an exclusive offer for Business SA members to enjoy the event in style and comfort. Secure your seat for next year’s event at this year’s prices and enjoy:
- One corporate four day pass to the Business SA Trackside Villa
- Access to a full buffet luncheon, morning and afternoon tea
- Beverage service inclusive of selected ales, wines, soft drinks, tea and coffee
- A Clipsal 500 Adelaide official program
Safe Work Awards 2011
The Safe Work Awards acknowledge and reward excellence in occupational, health, safety and welfare (OHSW) in South Australia.
Entries are now open:
- Best Workplace Health and Safety Management System
- Best Solution to an Identified Workplace Health and Safety Issue
- Best Workplace Health and Safety Practice/s in a Small Business
- Best Individual Contribution to Workplace Health and Safety (includes the category of SA ‘Health and Safety Representative of the Year’)
Be recognised as a workplace safety champion for your achievements and innovation.
Nominate yourself or someone else whose commitment to OHSW has kept the workplace safe for everyone.
For conditions of entry and further information visit Safe Work Awards 2011.
Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 reintroduced
On 7 April 2011, the South Australian Industrial Relations Minister, Bernard Finnigan, tabled the Work Health and Safety Bill 2011, signifying South Australia to be the first State in the country to formally begin the process of harmonising Australia’s workplace safety laws.
The Bill was then withdrawn from the Legislative Council (Upper House) on 3 May 2011, due to Minister Finnigan’s resignation as a minister.
On 19 May 2011, the Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 was reintroduced to the South Australian Legislative Assembly (Lower House), where the current Minister for Industrial Relations, the Hon Pat Conlon, sits. The Bill itself remains in the same form as when it was first introduced.
The Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 can be viewed online at: www.legislation.sa.gov.au.
The reintroduction of the South Australian Work Health and Safety Bill 2011 coincides with the passing of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 in Queensland and the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment Bill 2011 being passed by the New South Wales State Parliament.
Business SA will be holding workshops about the new changes to assist businesses with the transition. Stay tuned for more information about these sessions.
New water prices
The average South Australian water bill will increase by about $3.64 per week from July 1 under new water prices announced on 11th May 2011 by the State Government. Water prices will increase on average by 26.3 per cent which includes an increase to the fixed household quarterly supply charge of $23.05 per quarter.
Minister for Water Paul Caica said the State Government is investing heavily in projects to diversify the State’s water supply and the price rise will go towards paying for this critical water security plan. Sewerage charges will rise on average by 5.5 per cent for metropolitan customers and 6 per cent for country customers. Treasurer Jack Snelling said the State Government had carefully reviewed pricing forecasts and while a similar increase is expected in 2012-13, it was no longer considered necessary in 2013-14.
Heading Towards Zero Business Waste
Zero Waste SA has joined Planet Ark’s BusinessRecycling.com.au website to help Adelaide’s businesses recycle more of the waste they produce.
South Australia is at the forefront of recycling and resource management in Australia with more than 70% of the state’s waste currently being recycled. Despite this already impressive achievement, South Australia has an ambitious plan to further reduce the material being sent to landfill by 25% by 2014. Supporting the BusinessRecycling website is one of the many ways Zero Waste SA aims to achieve this goal.
AFL Sportsready information session
AFL Sportsready is a national not for profit group training company established 16 years ago. Currently AFL Sporstready employ over 600 trainees and apprentices in many varied industries. We are proud to be a leader in the area of Indigenous employment through our IEP program and would like to invite the South Australian business district to attend an information session to explain how AFL Sportsready can assist them in providing employment opportunities within their companies through this successful program.
The information session will be held at the Adelaide Oval, Monday 20th June at 3.00pm. Special guest’s are Michael O’Loughlin, AFL high performance coach and Bruce Mc Qualter, Senior Executive ANZ, both to speak about their experiences with AFL Sportsready and the success of the Indigenous Employment Program. We would welcome enquiries to our office on 08 8354 1116, to register your interest.
Upcoming CEDA events:
The “CEDA Energy Review: Powering SA into the future” is on Thursday 16 June from 9.00am to 2.00pm at the Intercontinental Adelaide.
CEDA's 2011 Energy Review will be an opportunity for key leaders from across the energy sector in South Australia (and Australia) to lead discussion across business, government, academia and the broader community on opportunities and challenges we face in meeting SA's future energy needs.
SA Water survey
Business SA represents members on the SA Water Customer Council and currently SA Water are reviewing their customer relations and are providing this opportunity to listen to what people think about their service.