CMPA News (Issue 93)

By on August 10, 2017

Membership Renewals 

All Members would have received their renewals for 2017/18. 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 and signed 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 10 August 2017.
Thank you to the CMPA members who have already renewed for the 2017/18 financial year.

Annual wage review for Modern Awards.

Fair Work Australia (FWA) has handed down its 2017 Annual Wage Review Decision.
The 2017/18 financial year is well under way; please ensure your employee wages and allowances have been updated. Fair Work Australia’s 2017 annual wage review, which took effect from the first full pay period on or after the 1 July 2017, has delivered an increase to the Modern Award weekly rate of 3.3%.
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:








The following allowances need to be adjusted to take into account the new weekly rates.
• Industry allowance $25.52 per week       • Leading hand/in charge of:








• First aid – $14.92 of standard rate p/w    • Use of own vehicle – $0.78 per km
• Meal expense – $13.88                           • Meal allowance for overtime – $13.88

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


2017 Annual Dinner – Activities

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 ASAP as it is a very busytime Geelong.
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.

Buffet Breakfast
Novotel Geelong, Waterfront Restaurant 10-14 Eastern Beach Road, Geelong from 6.30am on Sunday 17th September Cost from $30 per person
To make a booking call (03) 5273 5460

Trove Tours
Half day tour of Geelong or the Bellarine from 11am on Saturday 16th September $110 per person

Cruise on Corio Bay
Hygeia Party Boat – Fisherman’s Pier, Yarra Street, Geelong at 11:30am on Sunday 17th September Cost $70 per person (includes: cruise and finger food lunch)

Helicopter Flights
Geelong Helicopters – Yarra Street Pier, Geelong Waterfront, Geelong from 10am – 5pm on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September Cost from $60 (depending on location and time of flight)
To make a booking contact Anton Westerink 0422 051 051 051

Members Survey

The CMPA Voting Member’s Survey is now in its sixth 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;
• identify future capital expenditure to assist associate members in their planning.
• provide government with a better understanding of the significant impacts they have on the industry;
• provide relevant services to Members in education, training and business operations and management and

The survey will take 5-10 minutes to complete. If you would like an electronic copy via Survey Monkey please contact the Secretariat.

2018 Preferred Suppliers & General Information 

The CMPA Preferred Suppliers & General Information Reference Manual 2018 is currently in the early stages of being produced with the intention of delivering the manual to members by the end of November 2017.
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 again be in full colour to further enhance your company logo and photos on your page. Thankyou to the members who are already advertising in the Preferred Suppliers &
General Information Reference Manual, your support is greatly appreciated.


• Earth Resources Ministerial Advisory Council meeting, Melbourne, E Gibson
• ERTS Worksafe Forum, Melbourne, E Gibson
• Aboriginal Victoria, Review of Aboriginal Heritage Regulations meeting, Melbourne, E Gibson
• Worksafely Refresher and Working Safely with Geotechnical Risks in Quarries Workshops, Ballarat Golf Club, Ballarat, G Moreira
• Teleconference with Extractives Industry Reference Committee (education), E Gibson
• Earth Resources Stakeholder Reference Group meeting, Melbourne, E Gibson
• Meeting with Owen Virtue (Minister’s Adviser) re: Statement of Expectations for ERR, Melbourne, E Gibson
• ERR Work Plan Approval Process Working Group meeting, Melbourne, E Gibson
• ERR Public Reporting and Data Requirements Working Group meeting, Melbourne, E Gibson
• ERR Stakeholder Engagement Working Group meeting, Melbourne, E Gibson
• Telephone Interview Earth Resources Division Website Redevelopment Project, E Gibson


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