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SHINE A LIGHT ON THE LAW: WAGE THEFT NOW A JAILABLE OFFENCE 1 July 2020

Bosses stealing wages from Victorian workers could spend up to a decade in jail after legislation has now passed making it a criminal offence. Employers who dishonestly withhold wages, superannuation or other employee entitlements could be fined up to $198,264 for individuals, $991,320 for companies and be sentenced to up to 10 years' jail. The legislation establishes the statutory authority Wage Inspectorate of Victoria to investigate and prosecute wage theft. Employers who make honest mistakes or who exercise due diligence in paying wages and entitlements will not be guilty under the laws. Leah Hickey - Legal Practice Manager, Shine Lawyers Read more »

MASTERCLASSES WITH CHEF DONA OF CARBONI'S 1 July 2020

Learn the traditional way of fresh pasta making with the Carbonis Chefs while having fun and of course a glass.... Cooking classes are followed by a relaxed sharing lunch. Spend a fun Saturday meeting new friends and learning the Italians tradition. Ticket includes: Cooking Class, Lunch, a glass (or alternative), a nice little present and lots of fun! Find more info HERE. Read more »

TREE PLANTING WITH FIFTEEN TREES 1 July 2020

Last year we partnered with Fifteen Trees during the 2019 Ballarat Business Festival. For every survey completed during the event, we committed to plant one tree. As a result, 120 trees were recently planted, as part of a larger project, at Campbell's Bridge near Callawadda, VIC. The trees will contribute to the start of a biodiversity project that will see more established plantings joined by native habitat to a nearby dam. Providing a safe wildlife corridor between shelter and water is essential for most species' survival, especially in dry climates like the Wimmera. You can read more and learn about Fifteen Trees HERE. Read more »

VICSUPER AND FIRST STATE MERGE 1 July 2020

This is an exciting announcement for VicSuper as this merger will offer considerable value to their members and their increased funds under management will allow them to be an even greater force for good in their members' communities. While they have agreed to merge, the foundations of what they do will not change. They will continue to engage with their members and employers as they always have with a commitment to providing great service. They will now be known as  First State Super.  Read more »

SALVATION ARMY RED SHIELD APPEAL 1 July 2020

As the Red Shield Appeal draws to an end, Red Shield Appeal Ballarat would like to say a big thank you to those who donated to the appeal. They surpassed the $30,000 target and Ballarat has exceeded the generosity of many other cities with their support and donations. Great work team! Not only have Ballarat done an amazing job, but in the very first year of The Salvation Army Australia Digital Doorknock, nationally they have exceeded the $3 million mark!  Read more »