CMPA News – (Issue 87)

By on August 16, 2016

2016/17 Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual

The CMPA Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual 2016/17 is currently being produced with the intention of delivering the manual to members by the end of August 2016.

For all associates, the membership renewal form includes your company industry details, this is the information which is in the Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual.

Please ensure all content is correct for publishing. Renewal of advertising in the manual must be paid for in full before advertisements will be included.

This year’s manual will be in full colour to further enhance your company logo and photos on your page. Thank you to the members who are already advertising in the Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual, your support is greatly appreciated.

Members Survey

The CMPA Voting Member’s Survey is now in its fifth year, the surveys purpose is to establish member priorities and direct the Association’s resources accordingly. The main driver behind continuing with the survey is to gain an understanding of the future direction of the extractive industry.

Information from this survey will help the CMPA Secretariat to:

  • Effectively represent Members at all levels of government;
  • Provide government with a better understanding of the significant impacts they have on the industry;
  • Provide government with a better understanding of the economic importance of our industry;
  • Provide relevant services to Members in education, training and business operations and management and
  • Identify future capital expenditure to assist associate members in their planning.

The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete. If you would like an electronic copy via Survey Monkey please contact the Secretariat.

2016 AGM & Annual Dinner

By now you should have your invitations to the CMPA AGM and Annual Dinner.  Please send in your RSVP forms as early as possible and ensure you book your accommodation early too.

The planned activities on the day are outlined on the invitation and we need to receive your RSVP on the activities as well so that we can confirm the numbers with the locations.

Get in quick for the activities as there is limited space available.

ACTIVITIES:
GOLF – Albert Park Golf Cub –
Ambrose Event (9 holes) from 12 noon on Saturday 17th September 2016 – $49 per person (includes green fees and club hire)

GO-KARTING – Auscarts Racing –
50 Salmon St, Port Melbourne at 11:30am on Saturday 17th September 2016 – Cost TBA – ($85 – $l08 per person)

Annual Wage Review for Modern Awards

Fair Work Australia (FWA) has handed down its 2016 Annual Wage Review Decision.

The 2016/17 financial year is well under way; please ensure your employee wages and allowances have been updated. Fair Work Australia’s 2016 annual wage review, which took effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1 July 2016, has delivered an increase to the Modern Award weekly rate of 2.4%.  Most Modern Award allowances have also increased either as part of the minimum wage increase or based upon the relevant consumer price index (CPI) sub-category. The wage rates as published reflect the increase to the Modern Award wage rates.

Please see the table for new minimum wage rates and allowances payable under the Quarrying Award 2010 and a comparison with last year’s rates.  A full-time employee must be paid a minimum weekly rate for their classification as set out in the table below:

Classification-chartThe following allowances need to be adjusted to take into account the new weekly rates.

• Industry allowance $24.71 per week      • Leading hand in charge of: (set out in the table below)Responsibility-chart

• First aid – $14.44 of standard rate per week      • Meal expense – $13.73

• Use of own vehicle – $0.78 per kilometre      • Meal allowance for overtime – $13.73

To obtain a copy of the Quarry Award please visit the Fair Work Australia website www.fwa.gov.au and download a pdf copy.

Membership Renewals

All Members would have received their renewals for 2016/17. It would be greatly appreciated if the application form can be completed and sent back via email, fax or mail. We do require the form to be completed for our records. Once the paperwork has been received a tax invoice will be issued. Associates intending to advertise in the August/September issue are required to complete the form as soon as possible as the deadline for advertising in this issue is 19 August 2016.

Thank you to the CMPA members who have already renewed for the 2016/17 financial year.

RECENT EVENTS

  • Meeting with John Malempre, Epping, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • Extractive Industry Task Force Reference Group, DEDJTR, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • Extractive Industry Reference Group meeting DEDJTR re Supply and Demand study, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • Meeting re: Earth Resources Regulation Stakeholder Engagement Strategy, Melbourne Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • Launch by Minister Wade Noonan of the Supply and Demand study, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • Meeting with Ross McGowan Executive Director ERR DEDJTR Melbourne, Ron Kerr and Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • ERTS Forum, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson and Gavin Moreira
  • Meeting with Rob Kelly, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson and Gavin Moreira
  • Meeting with Owen Virtue, resources adviser to Minister Noonan, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • VicRoads 2016/17 works program, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • DELWP briefing on EPA inquiry report, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • SkillsDMC Extractives IRC teleconference, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • Earth Resources Industry Reference group meeting, Melbourne, Attended by Dr Elizabeth Gibson
  • VicRoads/CMPA technical meeting Northern Quarries Epping in attendance were; Mark Wagner (Conundrum Holdings, Craig James (E. B. Mawson & Sons), Bill Payne (Quarry Crete) and Dr Elizabeth Gibson

 

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