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Friday, 27 MARCH 2015

 

  27 MARCH 2015
Annual Wage Review needs focus on jobs growth
Ai Group's Annual Wage Review submission has proposed a 1.6% wage increase, opposing union claims that are unrealistic, unsustainable and unfair to those whose jobs prospects they would damage.
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  26 MARCH 2015
Crunch Time on RET
It's clear an agreement on a Renewable Energy Target (RET) is now within reach - but all parties need to move beyond their existing positions to achieve a deal swiftly.
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  26 MARCH 2015
Industry backs Bill extending construction regulator's examination powers
A short and simple bill introduced to parliament yesterday will preserve longstanding compulsory examination powers of the Construction industry regulator - which are fair, reasonable and necessary.
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  23 MARCH 2015
10 reasons the unions' claims on the ABCC are nonsense
It is time for the facts to be understood regarding the examination powers of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (ABCC) - not the nonsense being put forth by the unions.
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  24 MARCH 2015
Ai Group opposes industry-wide pattern bargaining
The interests of employers, employees and the broader community are best served by employers and employees deciding at the enterprise level how best to structure their workplace arrangements.
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  26 MARCH 2015
Redundancy Horror Stories
Redundancy is an all too real part of today's business landscape - and we want to ensure you've got all bases covered in your business. Our next live online event examines real life case studies of badly managed redundancies, and gives great tips on how to get it right.
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Long service leave laws are a mess
Does your business find it difficult to navigate and determine long service leave entitlements? You wouldn't be alone - so here are our ideas for a national clean-up of the mess our LSL laws have become.
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Federal Construction IR Bill gets urgent
The watering down of the powers of the federal construction industry regulator and the absence of an effective federal construction code has led to the unacceptable practices of the past returning to construction sites.
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  19 March 2015
A recipe for more productive and flexible enterprise agreements
Costly enterprise agreements negotiated in more profitable times are imposing major barriers to productivity, efficiency and competitiveness for many companies. It's a major problem requiring a multi-faceted solution - so here's ours.
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What's the latest on Enterprise Bargaining?
The Fair Work Act bargaining framework has been in place since 2009, but there are still regular disputes about bargaining and the rules are far from settled. This half-day seminar will ensure you're up to date with the latest developments and decisions in preparation for your next round of bargaining.
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This week at Ai Group
  Salary and Benefits Survey 2015 - Extended to April 17!  
  Submission: A Workplace Relations Framework for the 21st Century  
  Submission: FWC Award Flexibility Case  
  Interview: Innes Willox on changes to 457 visa, ABC World Today  
  Interview: Innes Willox discusses casual employment, Radio 2UE  
  Changes to the Economy 2015 - relive our major live web event  
  Economics Fact sheets: Industry size; Manufacturing size  
  Weekly Economic Update - employment growth slowly improves  
  NSW Election - Ai Group Statement  
  Get skills - Ai Group's January-June Training Calendar!  
Marketplace
A captive market for non-perishable food

The VIC Department of Justice is seeking to establish contracts for the supply of non-perishable food to the State's 11 public prisons.
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Australian Construction Achievement Award - tickets on sale!

The country's leading construction businesses and professionals will gather to network and celebrate excellence in all aspects of construction in Melbourne on May 14. Tickets are available now!
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