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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having an impact on member’s business operations and the extent of the current situation will most likely be unknown for some time. Every business needs to make its own decisions regarding how you manage the impacts and recognise that this is currently a fast changing situation. 

The decisions you make regarding staff working from home, managing your premises if a person has the virus, and other employment matters all need careful consideration.

We are monitoring the situation via the Australian Government Department of Health and based on current Government directions, all HIA’s offices will remain open with appropriate social distancing measures in place.

 

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Project and material delays

Your building contract includes protection for builders, clients and contractors. Read more

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Managing your business

Managing employees, contractors and clients in today’s rapidly changing situation is complex. Read more

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Managing workplace safety

Employers can take various measure to control the spread. Read more

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Digital safety

Cyber security is essential when working online. Read more

 

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Economic Stimulus Package

Designed to support small businesses remain in business and to keep workers employed.

 

This dedicated webpage aims to provide you with information to assist in managing some of these questions and more information will be posted as it is developed. HIA members can contact HIA’s Workplace Services team on 1300 650 620 or enquiry@hia.com.au for more assistance.

The voice of the industry

As you would expect, HIA has been speaking to Federal and State governments about the importance of the residential building industry and promoting our industry’s ability to actively lead Australia’s economy through the challenges ahead. It is important that Governments act now to stimulate demand and support housing activity.

The residential building industry has a proven record during times of national economic hardship – post GST and post GFC. Jobs, business, national productivity, and even taxation, all benefit from strong residential building activity. 2020 is no different.

HIA has called on the Federal Government to act now to ensure that tens of thousands of small businesses remain open, hundreds of thousands of workers can continue working on housing projects, many more workers across our manufacturing sector remain employed, and equally importantly, that our national demand for new housing can be met. Our call for action is targeted towards activity in the second half of the year - by stimulating new home buyers and new home building now.