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Thursday, 26 February 2015
 

 

  20 FEBRUARY 2015
 
Consultation next step for thorough
PC Childcare Report
 
Any changes made to current childcare arrangements should not have adverse impacts on workforce participation and should not be funded through the imposition of additional taxes or levies on business.
 
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  20 FEBRUARY 2015
 
Subs acquisition process surfaces
 
Federal Government announcement on acquisition of new submarines brings key industry players to the table, but falls short of full Australian build.
 
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  25 February 2015
 
Red tape trimmed from gender reporting framework
 
Changes announced yesterday to the gender reporting framework are sensible, removing unnecessary red tape without impacting upon the integrity of the reporting.
 
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  26 February 2015
 
Industry welcomes VET legislation
 
Vocational Education and Training (VET) legislation being introduced to the Federal Parliament addresses ongoing issues impacting Australia's training system and its ability to deliver a productive and highly skilled workforce.
 
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From The Blog
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Time running out for RET resuscitation
 
Fixing the political uncertainty over the Renewable Energy Target (RET) is growing ever more urgent - and neither side needs to move far to secure a much-needed bipartisan deal.
 
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Have your say on our workplace relations framework
 
The long-awaited Productivity Commission inquiry into Australia's workplace relations framework is underway, and we're asking members for relevant examples, case studies and other input for our submission.
 
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  19 February 2015
 
How can you retain your high-performing employees?
 
Employees on average earn an annual pay rise of 3% by staying where they are, but can earn an extra 10-20% by moving on. So where do you start in building your strategies for remuneration and retention?
 
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Member Services & Events
 
 
 
Our Latest Webinars
 
If you're gearing up to succeed in China, you won't want to miss this event! Australian Trade Commissioner in Beijing, David Dukes, will give you an on-the-ground perspective on what it takes - and how the long-awaited China-Australia FTA will be making a difference.
 
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Understanding IR and working with unions
 
This valuable one-day program covers strategies for common IR issues and the building of effective relationships with unions.
 
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This week at Ai Group
 
  Salary and Benefits Survey 2015 - Participate now and save!  
  Ai Group NSW Pre-Election Statement  
  Ai Group submission: Federal Budget 2015-16  
  Read our Report: Progressing STEM skills in Australia  
  Member Advice: Big Workers' Compensation changes  
  Member Advice: PC Review of Workplace Relations Framework  
  Weekly Economic Update - the lower dollar and our imports & exports  
  Out now - Ai Group's January-June Training Calendar!  
 
 
 
Marketplace
 
Efic briefings: SMEs in export

If you manage a small business that exports or is looking to do so, you'll be interested in Efic's annual series of SME briefings, which will be travelling to capital cities in mid-late March.
 
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IR Forum: Food and beverage sector

In March, Ai Group will be holding a series of meetings for members in the Food & Beverage Sector to discuss a range of Industrial Relations and Employment-related issues. Express your interest now if you'd like to attend in Melbourne (March 11), Brisbane (March 18) or Sydney (March 20).
 
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