As we approach the end of National Reconciliation Week, ACA CEO Angelina Pillai reflects on the key themes of reconciliation, the new Competencies for understanding and designing with Country, the ACA’s work in sharing relevant resources, and an inspirational mini tour of Sydney's new Deloitte building with Professor Deen Sanders.
The Wellbeing of Architects project has released its major report on a series of focus groups conducted between May and June 2022 with nearly 70 people working in the architecture profession in Australia. The focus groups identified a wide range of complex issues and discussed solutions and ways forward.
The Fair Work Commission has just handed down the 2023 wage decision, increasing the national minimum wage and base rates of pay in modern awards. Tom Earls from Fair Work Lawyers provides a summary of the decision. The ACA will update relevant Award pay rates as soon as possible.
The ACA is proud to present our fourth online wellbeing event in the AMWF Toolkit series. Join us on Thursday 22 June for an online lunchtime conversation featuring Thihoa Gill (Grimshaw), Simon Frost (Greenway Architects) and Rebecca Caldwell (Maytree Studios) on Wellbeing, Support Systems and Education.
Join the ACA QLD/NT committee on Thursday 22 June for a site tour of the James Cook University (JCU) Technology Innovation Complex in Townsville. Although still in the final stages of construction, this event is a great opportunity to see the building before it’s opened. Book now!
What do positive duty obligations mean for employers? What practical measures can you put in place to prevent and respond to sexual harassment in practice? Join the ACA and Merilyn Speiser from Catalina Consultants to learn about your obligations under new legislation to actively manage the risk of sexual harassment, sex discrimination and victimisation.
ACA WA proudly announces that Nolan Hunter, a signatory to the Uluru Statement and Head of Engagement at The Uluru Dialogue, will join us at this year’s Business of Design Lunch on 16 June.
From Tuesday 6 June 2023, more employees will be able to request flexible working arrangements, and employers will have new obligations regarding flexible work requests, including a more rigorous process of discussion, negotiation and written responses.
From 1 July 2023, the rules for government-funded parental leave are changing to provide greater flexibility for parents to share caring responsibilities.
Entries are now open for the 2023 Sustainability Awards, to be held alongside a Sustainability Summit on 9 November. ACA members are eligible for a 20% discount on entries, which close on Friday 30 June.
Join the ACA QLD/NT committee for a lunch presentation and panel discussion focused on construction cost volatility and the future economic outlook. Book now to reserve your place.
Join the ACA NSW/ACT committee, Warwick Mihaly from Mihaly Slocombe and a fantastic panel of speakers for Sydney’s first Business of Small Practice event on 15 June. Book now!
Griffith University researcher Sebastian Smith unpacks the results of the recent Graduate Employability Survey, outlining interesting perspectives on Work-Integrated Learning and Student/Graduate Employability.
Join the ACA SA committee and Paul Ratcliff for an invaluable, practical CPD presentation on the assessment of waterproofing design for bathrooms and balconies. Joel Clough and Adam McGlone from Ardex will also join us for a panel discussion.
The ACA acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land and waters of Australia.