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The Victorian Government is taking action to limit the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Victoria’s resources sector and help businesses to safely continue their operations.

Please see the media release below concerning Victorian Government support for quarries and mines.

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A substantial morning is planned for CMPA Members and other interested industry contributors.

The CMPA and a number of industry specialists are holding this workshop to provide members with an understanding of the new Workplace Manslaughter Law and the new Environment Protection Act and the impact they will have.

The morning workshop will be held online via video conferencing using Microsoft Teams.

Date: Thursday 21st May 2020
Time: 9.55am – 11.35am

Presentations by: Landers & Rogers Lawyers and Ricardo Energy Environment & Planning Once you have registered, information and a link will be provided to you to join the event.

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SafeWork SA is reminding businesses to ensure safe systems of work are in place when using and maintaining crushing plant.

In April 2020, a worker received fatal injuries when attempting to clear a metal tramp blockage in a cone crusher located in a quarry. The crusher was not in operation at the time of the incident.

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An article titled Flexco Defeats Dust in Local Quarry Operation was published in Issue 109 of Sand and Stone.

ELLAINA GRIXTI, National Marketing Executive for Flexco Australia provides details of a Case Study on containing dust in a quarry.

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An article titled Clark Equipment was published in Issue 109 of Sand and Stone.

MARK DENNY has worked for Clark Equipment for the last ten years, within the Doosan Construction Equipment product range. Having a background within the Capital Equipment markets that exceeds 20 years.

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An article regarding Retail Leases Act and Quarries was published in Issue 109 of Sand and Stone.

ANDREW LUMB, Special Counsel for Nevett Ford Lawyers reports on the application of the Retail Leases Act to Quarries, in particular the impact with respect to Land Tax.

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An article regarding Encroachment and the Extractive Industry – Proposed Buffer Area Overlay was published in Issue 109 of Sand and Stone.

Prepared by Dr Elizabeth Gibson, General Manager of the CMPA with input from Jack Kraan, Managing Director of Focus CDS Consultants.

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safe work australia have released the following:

Australia is continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). Cases of the COVID-19 virus are increasing in Australia and the situation is changing rapidly. You can access the latest information from australia.gov.au.

The Prime Minister, the Hon Scott Morrison MP, has advised that employers should allow workers to work from home wherever and whenever they can. Here you will find advice on how to minimise the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in your workplace and help limit the spread.

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The Victorian Government will pump billions of dollars into the economy to help Victorian businesses and workers survive the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Treasurer Tim Pallas today announced a $1.7 billion economic survival and jobs package, which has been developed following discussions at National Cabinet and complements the work of the Federal Government.

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