JobKeeper expected to be pushed through Parliament today

8 April 20

The Government has put its JobKeeper package before the Parliament, hoping to rush the initiative through both houses today.

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Stay safe this Easter

8 April 20

Two new acronyms have become prominent in our vernacular recently: first came WFH and now BAU. Many of us weren’t familiar with either until a couple of weeks ago.

The first represents a new way of working for hundreds of thousands, if not millions of workers. It has been a test of self-motivation, home internet ...

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Member Advice – Monday 6 April 2020

6 April 20

This morning we are providing a quick update on matters as they emerged on Friday and across the weekend.

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Childcare and Education

6 April 20

The Australian Government says its Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) relief package underpins economic recovery by allowing parents to work, study and volunteer.

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No decision on Commercial Tenancies

5 April 20

While a full agreement remains elusive, National Cabinet made further progress on the issue of commercial tenancies on Friday, tying it to the JobKeeper Payments initiative announced earlier in the week.

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Staying connected

2 April 20

Today’s member bulletin is less about you as an HVIA member and more about your customers.

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Opportunity to fill the medical supply chain

1 April 20

Manufacturers are being called on to retool to help fill gaps in the global supply of medical equipment and hygiene products; redeploying spare capacity to save lives and jobs.

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National Cabinet endorse JobKeeper Payments

31 March 20

National Cabinet strongly endorsed the Commonwealth’s JobKeeper package and urged its support through the Commonwealth Parliament to provide much needed financial support to the Australian economy.

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Staying connected is more important than ever

31 March 20

Across Australia and the world people are facing an unprecedented situation as our health authorities and governments act to manage the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus).

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HVIA commends Parliament to support $130 billion JobKeeper Payment

31 March 20

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced a historic wage subsidy to help employers keep around 6 million workers in jobs.

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More relief for business from your bank

30 March 20

Australia’s banks will extend the six month deferral of loans, building on the Australian Banking Association’s Small Business Relief Package, to 30,000 more businesses across the country.

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More help for business on the way

30 March 20

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said last night that the Government would be "working through the night" to pull together the next economic supports to keep Australians in jobs.

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National Cabinet takes advice on vulnerable people in the workplace

30 March 20

National Cabinet has endorsed advice on vulnerable people in the workplace from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC).

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Relief for small business from your bank

27 March 20

Australian banks have hardship teams ready to help to deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic (and/or drought, bushfire or flood.)

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Prime Minister’s strongest performance on saving lives and saving business

27 March 20

“Our goal is to start businesses and the economy again after this health crisis has ended,” the Prime Minister said.

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Your actions will save lives

27 March 20

This animation from the Federal Government illustrates how we can reduce the spread of Coronavirus with simple decisions that affect the whole community.

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TIC Ministers Agree – Supply Chains Are Key

26 March 20

Following last night’s Transport & Infrastructure Council (TIC) meeting, HVIA has praised TIC Ministers for listening to industry to understand the full breadth of the heavy vehicle industry.

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Deputy PM on freight services during pandemic

25 March 20

Federal Transport Minster, the Hon Michael McCormack MP says the Government recognises and appreciates the heavy vehicle industry’s contribution and freight will continue across borders.

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Vital Insights Informing Government Decisions

25 March 20

HVIA is plugged in to vital conversations affecting decision making at the highest levels of Federal and State Government regarding the ongoing role for freight services and those that support it.

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What is an “Essential Service”?

23 March 20

Last night, the Prime Minister Hon Scott Morrison MP called a National Cabinet meeting and offered this explanation of which businesses would close from midday today 23 March 2020

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Keeping the wheels turning

23 March 20

HVIA will continue to provide support for our members seeking clarity in addressing and understanding the issues brought on by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic.

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Top Tips for Cybersecurity when Working Remotely

18 March 20

The EU Agency for Cybersecurity's Executive Director, Juhan Lepassaar shared his top tips for teleworking in times of Covid-19.

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ComVec 2020 conference postponed in response to outbreak

18 March 20

In response to the latest advice from State and Federal Governments, Heavy Vehicle Industry Australia (HVIA) has postponed ComVec 2020.

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Heavy vehicle industry praises incentives to activate business spending

12 March 20

The Australian Government’s “Coronavirus stimulus package” announced today has pulled the right levers to encourage spending according to HVIA.

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Leaders Need to Halt the Panic: I’m on Team Australia!

11 March 20

This is an evolving situation and we need to stay calm, listen to the advice and stay vigilant but I’m on Team Australia and I hope you will join me.

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HVIA budget submission calls for bonus investment allowance

26 February 20

HVIA has asked the Treasurer for a bonus investment allowance to be included in the forthcoming budget to incentivise capital investment on heavy vehicle factory equipment and for operators purchasing trucks and trailers.

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Heavy Vehicle Industry to Benefit as Representation Streamlined

20 February 20

In what is being described as a major coup for the heavy vehicle industry, HVIA has executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Australian Road Transport Suppliers Association (ARTSA) that will see the organisations change the industry association landscape for the better.

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Automotive skills still vital to Australia’s economy

18 February 20

The skillsets of automotive industry workers set to be displaced by the departure of Holden are still highly sought after in Australia.

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