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Australian Industry Group

Thursday, 11th September 2014

Concerns Australian subs could be made
in Japan

Ai Group has highlighted significant issues for local industry and the economy amid suggestions Australia will buy rather than build its own submarines.
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Plan to stop flow of inappropriate funds
to unions

Ai Group has released a detailed plan to address the massive, inappropriate revenue flow to unions uncovered by the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.
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Minister hints at competitiveness agenda
Industry Minister's speech suggests forthcoming 'National Investment and Competitiveness Agenda' will place a welcome emphasis on business-research collaboration and skills development.
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457 Visa recommendations deserve support
Independent Review into the Integrity in the Subclass 457 visa Program includes a number of recommendations which would significantly improve the operation of this valuable program.
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Industry central to new skills initiatives
New employer-driven skills initiatives announced by the Prime Minister this week represent a major and welcome shift in focus for the support of skills development in Australia.
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Absenteeism & Presenteeism Survey open
Help establish absenteeism benchmarks for your industry, and get a free copy of our final report to start your own journey to best-practice attendance management.
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Time for National STEM skills strategy
A detailed report from the Chief Scientist has called for a more strategic approach to the development of STEM skills, with Australia still lagging behind overseas competitors.
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National Employment Conference 2014
Register now for the year's one essential event for all the latest in employment and workplace relations - and the chance to have your say in shaping our key policies as the Government's priorities unfold under the new Senate.
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Construction maintains momentum
The national construction sector continued to grow and rebalance in August, with the Ai Group/HIA Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) up 2.4 points to 55.0.
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Engaging Doctors in the RTW process
Attend our seminar designed to assist employers in understanding how to overcome the barriers they might face when dealing with doctors in the return to work process.
Sydney, September 16
Melbourne, September 25


• Weekly Economic Update
• WEF Global Competitiveness Report 2014-15
• Ai Group comment: CBA v Barker High Court decision
• Submission: Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance
• Interviews: Innes Willox on Subs made in Japan
• Have your say: workforce development needs
• Visit our Digital Business Kit for manufacturers
• Ai Group July-Dec Workforce Learning and Development calendar


Use the right fuel tax credit rate
Fuel tax credit rates have changed for fuel acquired from 1 July 2014, following the removal of the carbon tax. Before you lodge your BAS, check the details

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