Most read stories of 2019

INCLEAN's top 10 most read stories of the year.

1 Spotless cops $180k fine for school cleaning

The Victorian government fined Spotless $180,000 for failing to meet cleaning standards in state schools.

2 Millennium Services Group appoints CEO

Millennium Services Group named Darren Boyd as the company’s new CEO.

3 Adelaide cleaning operator breaches Fair Work Act

Commercial cleaning and facility services provider Academy Services was found guilty of breaching the Fair Work Act, after failing to offer employment to existing staff following a contract change in 2016.

4 GJK reaches agreement over UTAS Christmas shutdown

GJK Facility Services settled its dispute over the rostering of annual leave for its cleaning staff at University of Tasmania sites over the Christmas period.

5 Stadium cleaning contractors audited

The Fair Work Ombudsman conducted surprise audits at AAMI Park in Melbourne, ANZ Stadium in Sydney and GIO Stadium in Canberra as part of a sham contracting investigation.

6 National scheme for ethical cleaning launches

The Cleaning Accountability Framework (CAF) certification officially launched in March following a nationwide trial with commercial and retail properties.

CAF CEO Poonam Datar


7 OCS turnaround on track 

OCS ANZ managing director shared an update on the facilities services company’s strategic turnaround.

Gareth Marriott


8 Bioelektra to build Australian first waste processing facility

Bioelektra Australia announced plans for a new waste processing facility in West Nowra, NSW, that will extend the landfill life of the Shoalhaven to more than 50 years.

9 Canberra school cleaning moved in-house

ACT Education Minister announced Canberra’s public school cleaning would be brought in-house, less than two years after a major overhaul of the sector.

10  Hospital cleaning trial cuts infections

A major trial of a bundle of hospital cleaning practices in 11 Australian hospitals made significant reductions in healthcare-associated infections and demonstrated cost-benefits.

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