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Australian Industry Group

Thursday, 13th November 2014


Budget outlook report should relaunch case for fiscal reform
Despite further deterioration of the budget position ahead of next month's MYEFO, the Treasurer's indication a mini-budget won't be used to get the Government's consolidation trajectory back on track is a sensible approach.
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Breakdown in renewable energy negotiations
The Government and Opposition need to regroup and find a workable deal on the RET that does not expose energy users to major new costs; does not impact on existing investments; and is practically implementable.
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Advanced manufacturing or advancing manufacturing?
In an address to the Advanced Manufacturing Summit in Sydney this week, Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox discussed 'advanced manufacturing' in the context of 'Advancing Australian Manufacturing'.
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BIZassistBriefings available on demand!
Ai Group's latest round of BIZassistBriefings, delivered last week, are now available to watch on demand. Get all the latest on employment, safety and workers' comp, and a run-down of key issues impacting Australia's competitiveness - direct to your desktop.
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Construction surge eases in October
The National Construction Industry expanded for a fifth consecutive month in October according to the latest Australian PCI®, but its rate of growth eased from September's record high.
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VIC: Lunch with your leaders
Perfectly timed in the run-up to the state election, our Annual VIC Leadership Luncheon Series will see both the Premier and the Opposition Leader offer their perspectives on the next Government's priorities for business.
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Report out now: Salary & Benefits Survey
Information and data provided by 291 participating organisations on over 13,700 employees will guide you in your HR policy and find a balance between appropriately rewarding employees and achieving strategic business objectives.
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Plan a new year of training!
Ai Group's January-June 2015 Workforce Learning and Development calendar is out now - so take advantage of our expert training advisers who work in and for industry, delivering up-to-the-minute programs in a practical workplace context.
Check it out now



THIS WEEK AT THE
AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP


• Weekly Economic Update
• Submission: Victorian State Election Statement
• Submission: Review of Model WHS Laws
• Interview: Innes Willox on Aust-China FTA, ABC Radio AM
• Latest Ai Group/ACA Construction Outlook Report
• Ai Group's Japan Retail Initiative
• Take part: Business Prospects Survey 2015
• Visit our Digital Business Kit for manufacturers

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IP is your business
IP Australia has released a new online handbook to give SMEs a quick overview of the various intellectual property rights and issues every business should consider. Find out more

Mission: Australia Business Week in India
Minister for Trade and Investment, Andrew Robb, will lead a 300-strong delegation on an 'Australia Business Week in India' mission from 12-15 January 2015. Interested Ai Group members can contact our National Manager - Business and International Advisory Services, Louise McGrath. Find out more




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