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September 2014      
Message from Graeme Lilleyman
ACWA ESSA Helpline

Managing staff is one of the most difficult tasks employer have, and it is becoming increasing difficult for employers as a result of increased workplace obligations.

Recent Court decisions have made it clear that employers must be proactive and understand their obligations. The consequence of breaching workplace laws can be devastating to businesses with penalties often in the 10's or even 100's of thousands of dollars. Whether it be in relation to award wages and conditions, harassment and discrimination or unfair dismissal claims, employers must get it right.

As a member of ACWA you have access to telephone advice in relation to these issues, in most cases at no cost. If you are not sure of what to do in any given situation ring the ACWA Industrial Relations Hotline before you act. Most problems can be sorted out with proper advice but undoing something that has already been done can be difficult and costly.

The ACWA Industrial Relations Hotline is provided as part of your ACWA membership. I encourage you to use it.


This is a great example of a car wash piggy backing on to an environmental festival to promote our stormwater pollution and good/bad car washing messages.

David Kirk from Gloss-Ter Car Wash in Gloucester NSW took a stall at the local Platypus Festival and used it to demonstrate how a commercial car wash can protect our rivers from pollutants and save our precious drinking water     

Read more...... 

Grace For Vets 2014 

To:  All Australian Car Wash Operators

The Australian Car Wash Association is seeking your support again to honour Remembrance Day and our armed services personnel by joining this international program which unites the car wash industry each year

read on.....   and click in Grace for Vets box for details and templates on Home page of ACWA website

or  Register to Participate 

Carwash Clothing Line?

Heidi Klum, International Model and host of Project Runway apparently commissioned designer Sean Kelly to make her a dress that could double as a car wash!

Are YOU Financial ?

ACWA Membership renewals were emailed in June for payment in July and Reminders were mailed in August

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We are still searching for the owner of a direct debit payment
  • 18 July 2014 from CBA
Reminder - If your membership remains unpaid as at 1 October your Membership Benefits will be cancelled
Yarra Riverkeepers

Ian Penrose and the Yarra Riverkeeper Association in Melbourne have done a great deal over the years to make environmental agencies aware of the dire state of the Yarra River from pollution and lack of sufficient flows.  
Ian has become the "go-to expert" for the regulators from local Councils up to State ministers and was part of the founding group for the government Action Plan to reduce stormwater pollution in the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay.
It is through Ian's introductions that ACWA is now developing a partnership with the Victorian Department of 
the Environment which will provide us with both resources and back up promotional support for our ongoing campaign to reduce home car washing.

It's good to know that we are not the only people trying to protect the waterways and it would be good to support one of our allies if you live in Melbourne or the river and bay catchment areas - plus they create some great outdoor activities read on here 

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