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Friday, 31 July 2015


  27 July 2015
Industry concerns heard on telco security legislation
A coalition of industry groups has welcomed the Federal Government's commitment to work with industry to improve draft legislation designed to make telecommunications infrastructure more resilient to external threats.


  30 July 2015
Retention of Made in Australia labelling welcomed
Changes flagged by the Government to country of origin labelling on foods are a step closer to recognising consumer and industry concerns.


  24 July 2015
Dollar down 18% in 18 months
While the local cost of imported business inputs is on the rise, the further fall in the Australian dollar is good news for Australia's exporting and import-competing industries.
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'Obtaining acceptable employment' for employees upon redundancy
The Federal Court has made an important ruling on the section of the Fair Work Act that enables an employer to reduce an employee's redundancy entitlement by "obtaining other acceptable employment for the employee".


Post-budget insights: getting QLD working
In one of his first post-Budget events, Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt last week gave Ai Group members an insight into the Government?s first Budget since its election in February.

  23 July 2015
Is this the beginning of the end for dial-up?
As Telstra plans to retire its dial-up services, it may be only a matter of time before other ISPs still offering dial-up services follow suit. It's no surprise - but there's a message we should take from the transition.
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Member Services & Events
Our Latest Online Events
Have you caught up on our recent Live Online Events, now available to view on demand? In Business Transformations we spoke to the representatives of companies excelling in business reinvention and innovation; and in Leadership we examined the big issues undermining the effectiveness of our leaders - and how to address them.
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Refresh your HSRs
Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) are entitled to attend a one-day refresher course each year during their term of office to gain a revision of the key elements covered in their 5-day HSR training.
This week at Ai Group
  Joint submission: Telecommunications Exposure Draft  
  B20 Coalition Position Paper: Cyber Security  
  Compliance Advice NAT011/15: Award Flexibility Decision  
  Economic Fact Sheet: CPI Q2 2015  
  QLD Budget 2015-16: Key Points for Business  
  Weekly Economic Update - inflation remains weak  
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Japan-Victoria Business Forum

Jetro and Invest Victoria are inviting companies to attend a business forum and networking event in Melbourne on August 25 that will focus on business opportunities in Japan. The event will cover several sectors and provide networking opportunities with a delegation of companies from Japan.