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HIA information sheets cover a wide range of industry topics. Prepared by HIA information specialists, they are designed to help HIA members answer questions about a variety of complex areas. You can search by category. Members can also talk to HIA for additional help and support.

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  • A timely reminder – correctly engage your sales staff (235KB) This item/page is locked

    Important considerations when engaging independent contractors to consider the practical realities of the relationship in order to prevent any potential liabilities

  • ATO Rules on How to Keep & Store Business Records (149KB) This item/page is locked

    ATO requirements for creating and keeping business records

  • ATO taxpayer alert GST

    The Australian Taxation Office has released a Taxpayer Alert in response to concerns it has about developers potentially underreporting the value of taxable supplies and possibly underpaying GST

  • Can I charge for a quote? (170KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet outlines circumstances where a builder may seek to charge a prospective client for a quote.

  • Changes to Home Building Laws From 1 March 2015 - NSW (210KB) This item/page is locked

    Changes to the Home Building Act apply from 1 March 2015

  • Company Equipment Policy (122KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Continuing Professional Development (145KB) This item/page is locked

    Continuing professional development is a mandatory scheme that requires certain individual license holders to demonstrate that they have completed ongoing training and education. Continue reading for more information.

  • Contracting with Companies (187KB) This item/page is locked

    When contracting with a company , you should consider implementing some protective steps to mitigate the risks which are presented, as outlined in the following information sheet.

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying Policy (123KB) This item/page is locked

    An employer is entitled to give reasonable directions to their employees. Policy documents can provide those reasonable directions and are an important part of any workplace. They instruct employees on how to carry themselves in the workplace and the standards of behaviour that are expected of them.

  • Drug and Alcohol Policies (133KB) This item/page is locked

    Employers have a duty and obligation to provide a workplace that is safe and without risks to health. Employers can address their safety concerns to minimise the risks in the workplace and potential claims resulting from employees impaired by drugs or alcohol by developing clear occupational health and safety policies.