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  1. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
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    Dr Ed Frazelle … time-proven strategies

    World supply chain and logistics expert Dr Edward Frazelle will visit Australia in October for a series of executive seminars in major capital cities.
     
    For the first time in Australia, Dr Frazelle will reveal how companies can unlock the door to a... Read More
  2. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The Australian Industry Group has called for a 15 percent increase in Australia’s immigration intake to meet current and future skills shortages.
    The AiGroup wants immigration numbers increased from 190,000 this year to 220,000 for the 2014-15 financial year – with an emphasis on skilled workers.... Read More
  3. Pfizer to close Sydney plant axing 140 jobs
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Pharmaceutical company Pfizer plans to shut down its Sydney manufacturing plant in 2015, with about 140 workers set to lose their jobs.
    The company announced last week it would it phase out operations at the West Ryde plant, which produces tablets and capsules for both humans and animals.
    "This has... Read More
  4. Apprentice program extended as unions push for higher wages
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
    The Government will extend the $57.5 million Apprentice Kickstart Initiative to make it easier for employers to take on apprentices.
    Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills, Chris Bowen said the two-month extension means that employers in the building, construction and engineering trades now... Read More
  5. Fair Work Bill may cost jobs, warns AiGroup
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    The lead up to a federal election is not an appropriate time to make major changes to workplace relations laws which would have a substantial, negative impact upon industry, says the Australian Industry Group.
    In a statement to the Senate Committee on the proposed Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013,... Read More
  6. Holiday workplace safety warning
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    November and December are the deadliest times of the year for workplace fatalities, so don’t drop your guard before Christmas.
    That’s the message from WorkSafe VIC to employers and workers, which is striving for a fatality-free countdown to the end of the year.
    The warning marks the first... Read More
  7. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
     
    Innes Willox … ‘challenging’
    The rate of contraction in the manufacturing sector eased in August, with expansion in three key sectors, according to the latest industry data.
    The Australian Industry Group – PwC Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) rose 5.0 points to 45.... Read More
  8. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The $100 million assistance package unveiled yesterday to help create jobs in the wake of the closure of Holden in Australia has been labeled “woefully inadequate.”
    Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten and South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill both strongly criticised the package.
    The idea that a... Read More
  9. Government orders car industry study
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The new Coalition government will ask the Productivity Commission to provide a draft report on the car industry before the end of the year.
    According to The Australian, Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane is keen to formulate a plan to prop-up General Motors Holden's local operations.
    Holden had... Read More
  10. It’s time to drop fixed price carbon tax: AiGroup
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The Australian Industry Group has renewed calls for bipartisan support for the dropping of the fixed price carbon tax and an immediate move to emissions trading. 
    This would reduce the carbon price immediately by three quarters to around $6, said AiGroup Chief Executive, Innes Willox.
    In a recent... Read More