COVID19 is changing the way we live and work.
Governments around Australia are putting in place a wide range of necessary but restrictive measures to slow the progress of the virus and to protect the safety of Australians. Together these are having a profound and powerful impact across our society and our economy.
Our industry has been given special exemption from some of the restrictions relating to travel, enabling mining operations to continue under strict new guidelines and protocols, and to ensure the health and safety our workforce and the broader community. However, there are other wider impacts that will affect our industry and those who work in it.
We have compiled a list of useful online resources for AMEC members. This is not a comprehensive list and the information made available is constantly changing. We will endeavour to keep you up to date with any information that may impact or affect the industry, as it becomes available.
If there are any particular areas or information you require, please don’t hesitate to contact AMEC.
In the first instance, members should consult Government Websites for all essential official information
Australian Government For all essential and up to date announcements, resources and information from the Federal Government
Federal Department of Health Resources & Up to date information on COVID19
Business & assistance
Australian Tax Office Dealing with COVID 19
COVID 19 Assistance Programs AMEC Members KPMG have put together a list of Assistance programs available at both National and State level for business
Services Australia information and services to help you if you’re affected by coronavirus, including Centrelink payments and support
Business Australia information about financial assistance, eligibility and timing for new government support for Australian businesses.
Australian Treasury information on the Federal Government’s economic response to coronavirus, including information on support for individuals, businesses and the economy.
Employment Advice and Law
Managing employees in the Coronavirus AMEC Members HopgoodGamin have provided some material around employment and COVID-19
Safework Australia information and referrals about managing the risks of contracting coronavirus in the workplace
Fair Work Ombudsman Coronavirus and Australian workplace laws
Australian Institute of Company Directors Responsibilities of Company Directors
AMEC Member Legal Advice
Mental Health & Wellbeing
Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert including information and support
Australian Psychological Society Coronavirus (COVID-19) information for Australians
Beyond Blue Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Emerging Minds Talking to children about natural disasters, traumatic events, or worries about the future
Lifeline Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
For other more specific COVID19 Mental health support, resources & links, visit Life In Mind
DMIRS COVID-19 Information Department of Mines, Industry Regulation & Safety information for impact of COVID-19 coronavirus
Quarantine and Travel Quarantine and travel restrictions for the state of WA
Northern Territory Border Controls Quarantine and travel restrictions for the Northern Territory
New South Wales
SafeWork New South Wales Remote and isolated work for people required to work remotely or in isolation.
New South Wales Businesses and Employees Employee rights and workplace responsibilities to help manage the impact of COVID-19
Queensland coronavirus information and assistance for businesses from
the Queensland and Australian Governments
Coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace risk management Worksafe QLD information about managing the risk of COVID19
Department of Energy and Mining COVID 19 Information for stakeholders
Business South Australia COVID-19 business information and support
South Australia Travel Direction Quarantine and travel restrictions for South Australia
Victoria State Government COVID 19 Information, updates and advice
Business Victoria Advice, updates and support to help your workplace plan and respond to coronavirus COVID-19
Minimising the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19): Working from home Information about working from home in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in Victoria.
Tasmania Travel and Quarantine Quarantine and travel restrictions for Tasmania