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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     

    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
     
    Orica chief executive Ian Smith says the government should do more to rein in the strong Australian dollar, which has remained above for a record nine-month period.
    Speaking at the Melbourne Mining Club last week, Mr Smith said mining and manufacturing companies would be forced to contemplate the... Read More
  8. Support for axed Ford workers
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
     
     
    Wayne Swan … support
    Treasurer Wayne Swan has pledged Government support for workers affected by Ford's decision to axe 212 jobs at its two Victorian plants.
    "The government will do everything it possibly can through our programs to assist those workers," Mr Swan said.
    Late last week Ford... Read More
  9. 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
  10. 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