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Influenza Season

The past decade has seen the rapid spread, both Internationally and within Australia, of new and changed strains of Viral Influenza’s.  Some are transmissible between human to human, some are now transmissible from animals to humans and back, some are … Continue reading

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Australian Consumer Law Resources

Consumer Affairs Victoria provides via their website Australian Consumer Law Resources to assist businesses  comply with relevant Fair Trading and Consumer Laws. Specialised focs document are available to assist organizations negotiate these laws, with the following topics available to name a few: … Continue reading

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Export Market Development Grants (EMDP)

The EMDP is coordinated by Australian Trade and Investment Commission, known as AusTrade, their website provides the following overview of EMDP Grants available for organizations considering or currently exporting products that comply to the EMDG Regulations. AusTrade website states some … Continue reading

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Australia – Regional Water Information

A new “Cool Website” for those interested in Regional Water Information – Hydroclimatic Conditions, Water Use, Trends and Averages Visit   http://www.bom.gov.au/water/rwi/#ra_tt/001/2014

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Global Harmonisation – Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals

Comcare have provided an update on the Global Harmonisation Scheme (GHS) for Dangerous and Hazardous Chemicals.  The Victorian Dangerous Goods Act has adopted the GHS and is in the process of transitioning. The GHS will become effective for states within … Continue reading

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Webinar How the Auditors View ISO 9001-2015

This Webinar How the Auditors View ISO 9001-2015 (1 hour) provides great insight for Quality Managers and Systems Coordinators alike on what to expect during Transition to ISO 9001:2015 QMS

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Australian Quarantine Act 1908 renewal

The Biosecurity Act 2015 will replace the Quarantine Act 1908 on 16 June 2016. The supporting Regulations, Determinations and Tools are currently open for public consultation, for further information visit Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. If your organisation either imports … Continue reading

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Safety Alert – Asbestos identified in crayons sold within Australia

Australian Government – Asbestos Safety and Eradication Agency has reported on a SAFETY ALERT warning of Asbestos that has been identified in certain Imported Crayons that have been sold in Australia. Although the HWSA Imported Materials with Asbestos Working Group have … Continue reading

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ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 14001:2015 Transition

The Final Draft for both ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 have been released which shows promise that they will be fully endorsed by September 2015. ISO recommends Organisations already using the standards establish a Training Transition Plan: 1. Identify Gaps … Continue reading

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QuadWatch

The injury / death rates related to use of QUAD BIKES within Australia continues to be a great cause for concern in Australia. Safe Work Australia have established an on-line forum called Quad Watch which reports that “Since 1 January … Continue reading

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