AMSRO is committed to supporting our members in their efforts to navigate the challenges we are all facing during COVID-19 and believe that during times of disruption there is significant value in sharing ideas and approaches across our member base.
This page contains relevant links for members to access easily.
AMSRO has also established a private LinkedIn Group and encourage all members to share and discuss your approaches to ensure our businesses and industry remain resilient.
First and foremost, in light of COVID-19, AMSRO encourages all members to keep up to date on the guidelines issued by government authorities – relevant links are provided below.
On July 21 the Federal Government announced changes to the JobKeeper Scheme (updated 4 Jan 2021).
The Government has also established a small business support scheme (May 2020) .
The OAIC has released Privacy guidance for employers on collection of staff vaccination status (23 Feb 2021) which complements their COVID-19 Guidance for employers (March 2020) which provides more general information about the privacy obligations of Australian Government agencies and organisations covered by the Privacy Act 1988.
Useful Government sites:
Australian Department of Health – COVID-19
Fairwork Australia – Coronavirus and workplace laws
Fairwork Australia – Returning to Work and the workplace (updated Nov 20)
Fairwork Australia – Health and Safety in the workplace (updated Jan 21)
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, AMSRO has consulted with members across two surveys, designed to ensure our member services continue to stay relevant, meeting members’ real-time needs and informing AMSRO’s government procurement campaign and advocacy efforts.
Member survey results can be found here.
Thank you to our members for your participation and continued support.
Please see here the second open letter to government that AMSRO issued 6 July 2020.
We would greatly appreciate member support for the campaign, so please feel free to forward the letter to any of your relevant clients and contacts.
Please see here an open letter to government that AMSRO issued March 25 2020.
We are not looking for special consideration, AMSRO genuinely believes that it’s vitally important to ensure that clients – both government and commercial – continue their support for our industry to ensure Australians are listened to, social policy needs are met and that our industry comes through this challenging time, together.