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Justine Ebzery

Targeted funding & thinking long term

3 August 2020

Justine Ebzery reflects on the need for targeted funding for new public housing, public schools and community health infrastructure, with adequate resources for design and planning.

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Clerks Award

Clerks Award - An Explainer

31 July 2020

The various classifications of the Clerks Award can cause confusion. Tom Earls of Fair Work Lawyers clears up some common areas of conflict.

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Malcolm Jones

Infrastructure of long-term benefit

3 August 2020

ACA – WA President Malcolm Jones reflects on JobKeeper, the flexible workplace, and the need for more resources for infrastructure of long-term benefit. 

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Resource roundup

Stage 3 and 4 Restrictions in Victoria

11 August 2020

One week into Stage 4 ‘Stay at Home’ restrictions in Melbourne and Stage 3 restrictions in regional Victoria, key information and resources for individuals and business continues to be rolled out. The following is a summary of useful information and links.

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Building resilience

Architecture’s Gig Economy, COVID-19 & Building Resilience

10 August 2020

As the global pandemic hits architects hard, Peter Raisbeck proposes a few ideas about how to build professional resilience.

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WA update

WA Update - August 2020

10 August 2020

The WA branch committee provides an advocacy update and is delighted to welcome three new committee members.

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Stage 4 restrictions

Clarification of Stage 4 Restrictions

6 August 2020

The ACA – Victoria/Tasmania provides further clarification of COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions, with advice on construction site access, worker permits, COVID Safe Plans and ongoing advocacy.

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JobKeeper updated

JobKeeper Package - Update

11 August 2020

The JobKeeper Package was announced on 30 March 2020 by the Federal Government, assisting a significant proportion of architectural practices with the retention of staff. On 21 June, the JobKeeper payment was extended until 28 March 2021, albeit at a reduced rate. On 7 August, further changes were announced regarding elibigibility.

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Jennifer Crawford

JobKeeper, HomeBuilder & going solo

3 August 2020

Jennifer Crawford highlights the eligibility issues of JobKeeper and HomeBuilder, and describes her recent move back to the life of a sole practitioner.

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COVID-19 Stage 4 restrictions

COVID-19 Stage 4 Restrictions

4 August 2020

On Monday 3 August, the Premier of Victoria Daniel Andrews announced Stage 4 Restrictions, which apply to the Melbourne area and do impact architectural practices.

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Client Choice

Client Choice Awards 2021

10 August 2020

Do you want to get a better sense of what your clients think of your practice and the service it provides? Enter the Client Choice Awards 2021 for Best Architecture Firm and receive a special report of invaluable client feedback.

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Value of Communication

The Value of Good Communication

6 August 2020

UK-based communications professional Celeste Bolte argues that architects need to become better storytellers, to engage the public, and assert their relevance through simple and meaningful communication. 

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Branch elections

ACA Branch Elections

17 June 2020

It is an election year for all ACA branches in 2020, and we invite members to get involved.

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TimeCostCalculator

Architects' Time/Cost Calculator

13 May 2020

The ACA Architects’ Time/Cost Calculator Version 3 helps practices assess the time and costs involved in providing an appropriate level of service for a broad range of building types. 

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Sharing strategies
ACA Bushfire response
Personal leave accrual

High Court Decision about Personal Leave

14 August 2020

Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers summarises the findings of an important high court decision about personal leave accrual.

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