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Australian Industry Group

Thursday, 10th April 2014

Japan FTA carries benefits and risks
Japan-Australia FTA value depends on broad access by Australian business to its benefits, while tariff cuts on imports from Japan will adversely impact many businesses here.
Find out more, and read a transcript of Innes Willox discussing the FTA on Radio 702.

Skills key to sustainable high-end manufacturing
Manufacturing Workforce Study highlights need for a more highly skilled and qualified workforce to facilitate transition to higher value-added, technologically advanced industry.
Read more

WHS conference demystifies psych health & safety
Ai Group's 2014 Work Health & Safety Conference on June 5 will explore prevention strategies and support processes to address the rising personal and business cost of psychological illness and injury.
Find out more
and take advantage of early-bird special rate.

Report highlights discrimination on pregnancy RTW
Sex Discrimination Commissioner's survey of working mothers provides important first step in understanding views and experiences of pregnant employees and those who take parental leave.
Find out more

Construction decline slows
House building sector gains were outweighed by declines in engineering construction and apartment building as the construction industry contracted at a milder rate in March.
Find out more

Safety of Machinery
This one-day seminar will provide you with solutions to deal with your machine guarding issues.
Melbourne, May 2
North Sydney, May 8
Brisbane, May 9


• Weekly Economic Update
• Opinion Piece: Innes Willox on possible Aust-China FTA
• BIZassistBriefings webcast: available now on demand
• Submission: Annual Wage Review 2013-14
• Submission: Financial System Inquiry
• Compliance Advice NAT 004/14: WHS & Workers' Comp update
• Out now: Your training calendar for Jan to June 2014
• Is your BIZassistManual up to date?


Don't miss Australian Construction Achievement Award
Join Australia's leading building and construction industry contractors and professionals for the presentation of the 2014 Australian Construction Achievement Award in Brisbane, May 8. Tickets on sale now

Design for Success
At the 'Design for Success' seminar, Victorian SMEs can hear how design can create value, learn about the government and university programs that can assist, and connect with program reps to start accelerating your business through design. Find out more

Employees with disability: NSW payroll tax rebate
Did you know The NSW Department of Ageing, Disability and Home Care administers a program called the Payroll Tax Rebate Scheme, which offers rebates of up to $4000 to NSW companies who take on employees with disability through the Transition to Work Scheme? Find out more

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