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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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  • Technical information on your building products- What should you be providing (98KB)

    This information sheet sets out an approach to the provision of technical information and product technical statements for building products. This approach is intended to assist both manufacturers and suppliers to provide the right type of specific and concise information to builders, designers, and building certifiers using your products to verify that a building product is fit for the purpose they intend to use it for.

  • The BCA - A performance document (49KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains how the BCA works as a ‘performance based’ document to provide flexibility when designing a building.

  • The JobKeeper Payment - Overview

    On 30 March the Australian Government announced the JobKeeper Scheme. Under the scheme the Government will pay eligible employers a wage subsidy, being a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee for up to 6 months.

  • The JobKeeper Payment Fact sheet 2 - Eligibility

    The JobKeeper Payment will provide eligible employers with a subsidy of $1,500. Both employers and employees must be eligible and eligible employers will be required to pass payments directly onto eligible employees as wages or as a subsidy to their wage.

  • The JobKeeper Payment fact sheet 3 - Applying for the payment

    Once you have determined that your business is eligible for the JobKeeper Payment there are a number of things you must do to ensure that your business receives the payment each fortnight.

  • The JobKeeper Payment fact sheet 4 - Receiving payments

    Under the JobKeeper Scheme the Government will pay eligible employers a wage subsidy, being a flat payment of $1,500 per fortnight per eligible employee for up to 6 months. You must pay your employees the wage subsidy in full, being a minimum of $1,500 per fortnight, before tax.

  • The JobKeeper Payment fact sheet 5 - Making changes to working arrangements

    Once a business is eligible, the JobKeeper Scheme also provides employers with access to a range of measures to temporarily provide greater flexibility in relation to hours of work, called JobKeeper enabling directions. Greater flexibility has also been introduced regarding the taking of annual leave.

  • The JobKeeper Payment fact sheet 6 - Record-keeping and ATO compliance

    The JobKeeper Scheme includes an anti-avoidance regime. Employers who do not comply with the obligations tied to the JobKeeper payment can be liable for a wide range of significant sanctions.

  • Think before you reference Australian Standards (86KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet explains how Australian Standards are referenced in building legislation and provides advice on how builders decide whether or not a particular standard needs to be referenced on your contract documents.

  • Timber floor finishes and maintenance (531KB) This item/page is locked

    This information sheet has been prepared by the Timber Development Association to provide advice on timber floor finishes and how to maintain them to preserve their life.