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Industry - The Australian Industry Group Newsletter
Australian Industry Group

Thursday, 30th October 2014


China FTA needs skilful negotiation
Ai Group study underscores that an Australia-China FTA should only proceed after genuine consideration of the full range of impacts on domestic manufacturers and exporters.
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Auto scheme funding commitments should be honoured
Auto companies will struggle to adjust to massive challenges facing their industry if $500 million cuts to the Automotive Transformation Scheme currently before the Senate proceed.
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Carbon deal a positive step
Yesterday's Direct Action agreement represents important progress towards a workable, cost effective climate policy.
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Govt paper to build industry-research links
Government discussion paper, Boosting the commercial returns from research, promises to realise strong potential for closer engagement between industry and research.
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Mining wind-down drags on construction
The latest Ai Group/ACA Construction Outlook survey forecasts falls in non-residential building work and employment over the next two years as resource-related project activity winds down.
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Time for broad-ranging tax reform
Better use of the indirect tax base, including the GST, and removal of inefficient state and territory taxes should be top tax reform priorities, says Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox.
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Venture capital in Significant Investor Visa overhaul
Ai Group welcomes reports that an overhaul of the Significant Investor Visa program will include venture capital as an eligible investment.
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Japan Retail initiative offers exporters a head start
With the Japan-Australia Economic Partnership Agreement opening new markets, Ai Group's Japan Retail Initiative will prepare exporters looking to enter the lucrative Japanese retail sector - particularly food, beverage & confectionery.
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Digital Business Solutions Seminar
How do you apply digital solutions to improve the competitiveness of your business? And what Government support is available to help you do so? Find out at this complimentary seminar on November 25.
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The new leader
This one-day program helps your workers make the transition to the Leading Hand role.
Brisbane, November 25
Melbourne, December 4
Merrylands, December 12



THIS WEEK AT THE
AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP


• Weekly Economic Update
• Ai Group submission: Australia-China FTA
• November BIZassistBriefings: Register now
• Take part: Business Prospects Survey 2015
• National Employment Conference 2014: Latest Developments
• Visit our Digital Business Kit for manufacturers
• Ai Group July-Dec Workforce Learning and Development calendar

MARKETPLACE


The fuel for business innovation
Ai Group is participating in a Q&A discussion panel in Melbourne on November 6 concerning the value of business/university partnerships, the need to support business innovation and the role of Federal Government support programs. Find out more

Free social media template and guide
business.gov.au has developed a Social Media Plan Template and Guide to help businesses navigate the social media landscape. Find out more




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