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Friday, 24 April 2015


  22 APRIL 2015
VIC Grand Final holiday must go
With the prospect of an empty CBD now casting doubt on the future of the AFL Grand Final Parade, it's time to pull the plug on Victoria's 'Football Friday' public holiday - estimated to cost the state economy close to $1 billion.


  21 APRIL 2015
Industry at heart of training package development
Assistant Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, announced new arrangements for industry training product development at an Ai Group event this week.


  20 APRIL 2015
VIC budget needs to be a game changer
The new VIC Government needs a bold, game-changing first budget if it is to successfully address sluggish demand, slow employment growth and the looming end of auto assembly.


  23 APRIL 2015
Have your say: Taxation System Review
The Federal Government has begun a wide-ranging review of Australia's taxation system and we want to hear your priorities and ideas for reform so we can seek the outcomes you need.


  23 APRIL 2015
Redundancy: when it all goes wrong
In what is proving to be our most highly subscribed live online event of the year, two of Ai Group's most senior legal experts, and Former Fair Work Commissioner Greg Harrison, will examine real life case studies of redundancy gone wrong - and outline the keys to avoiding the same mistakes.
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Digital technology: Transforming the economy?
A major new report from Google is a good thought starter for considering Australia's progress in building a digital economy. So how far do we still have to go - and who needs to pick up the slack?


Your business online: Lost in translation?
If the acronym SEO means anything to you and the success of your business, a significant change just implemented by the ubiquitous Google search engine could have serious ramifications for your future.

  15 April 2015
Where does Australia sit in the global digital divide?
Australia was renowned as an early adopter of new technologies only a decade ago - but now we're falling behind other advanced economies in terms of our digital competitiveness, with numerous key measures to improve.
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Member Services & Events
Our Latest Webinars
Just in case you missed our highly successful live web event on the China FTA, you can now watch a recording of the entire presentation! Australian Trade Commissioner in Beijing, David Dukes, delivers a roadmap to success in China, while Wellness Origins MD Howard Fox details his own successful foray into the Chinese market - in all, 45 minutes very well spent!


Not in our workplace: Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying
This half-day program will ensure your managers and supervisors understand the effects of discrimination, harassment and bullying in the workplace - and their important role in addressing it.
This week at Ai Group
  Interview: Innes Willox discusses PM's speech on Budget 2015  
  B20 Coalition: Global Business Outlook 2015  
  Our summary: WEF Global Information Technology Report 2015  
  Submission: Digital Television Regulation Review  
  The China FTA - Relive our major live web event!  
  Weekly Economic Update - economic growth to slip  
  Get skills - Ai Group's January-June Training Calendar!  
  Are you following us on LinkedIn?  
Have your say: Mining Industry Growth Centre

The Mining Equipment, Technology and Services Industry Growth Centre is holding a series of consultations around the country as it develops this important sector's Growth Centre proposal for the government's consideration. For further details or to register for an event in your capital city, visit the link below.
Has the drug ICE affected your employees or your workplace?

The Government is examining this issue and we want them to hear your views and understand the impact Ice may be having on your business and employees. We are especially interested to hear about the experiences of our regional members, as the drug is known to be more problematic in some regions than in others. Please contact Julie Toth on 03 9867 0124 or via the email link below if you would like to make the Government aware of your work-related experiences with this drug.
Industry consultation on food labelling

If you're a food manufacturer you need to be aware of the Government's current efforts to improve food labelling for consumers - and the likely impact on industry. Attend one of the upcoming industry consultation sessions in the capital city nearest to you.