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Submissions

Being a member of Ai Group gives you the opportunity to be part of a collective voice, getting results for your business and your industry.

Recent submissions

Joint industry associations submission on the exposure draft of the Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015
A coalition of industry groups (including Ai Group) released a joint submission to Government, outlining its concerns with the draft Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, but has welcomed the Federal Government?s commitment that it will work with industry to improve draft legislation designed to make telecommunications infrastructure more resilient to external threats.
Monday 27 July 2015
Ai Group Queensland Pre-Budget Submission
Sunday 12 July 2015
Ai Group response to FTA usage Inquiry
Wednesday 01 July 2015
Ai Group SA Pre-Budget Submission 2015-16
Tuesday 23 June 2015
Ai Group Submission Inquiry into Crystal Methamphetamine (Ice)
Tuesday 16 June 2015
Ai Group's Response to Taxation Discussion Paper
Monday 15 June 2015
Ai Group Submission: NSW Budget 2015-16
Monday 08 June 2015
Ai Group submission to Cyber Security Review 2015
Wednesday 27 May 2015
Ai Group submission to Discussion Paper for Information and Communications Technology Statistics Review 2014-15
Wednesday 27 May 2015
Ai Group EMDG Review Submission
Tuesday 12 May 2015
Submission to Senate Committee Inquiry into Temporary Work Visa Programs
Friday 08 May 2015
Submission: Inquiry into Inhibitors to Employment for Small Business
Friday 08 May 2015
Ai Group submission on Costs for the Regulatory Impact Statement to the Operational Review of the National Computer and Television Recycling Scheme
Friday 08 May 2015
Submission to the inquiry into the Commonwealth's treaty-making process
Tuesday 05 May 2015
Ai Group's submission to the Department of the Environment on the Government's proposed design for the Emissions Reduction Fund Safeguard Mechanism.
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the proposed Safeguard Mechanism (the mechanism) of the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF).
Friday 01 May 2015
Ai Group Submission on the Emissions Targets Issues Paper
Sunday 26 April 2015
Ai Group Submission to Victorian Government VET Funding Review
Friday 10 April 2015
Ai Group submission to the Digital Television Regulation Review
Ai Group supports the proposed removal of a legacy requirement on broadcasters to broadcast Standard Definition on their primary channel, and a need for a smooth and expedient market transition to MPEG-4 in the shorter term and a longer term transition to HEVC and DVB-T2. The review should also focus on improved picture quality for consumers.
Monday 30 March 2015
Annual Wage Review 2014-2015, 27 March 2015
Friday 27 March 2015
Ai Group submission to FWC Award Flexibility Case - 4-Yearly Review of Modern Awards, 18 March 2015
Thursday 19 March 2015
Ai Group Submission to the PC Inquiry into Workplace Relations, 16 March 2015
Monday 16 March 2015
Ai Group submission to the Information and Communications Technology Statistics Review 2014-15
Ai Group broadly supports an intention to improve the ABS's information and communications technology statistics, and proposes areas in which this can be achieved.
Wednesday 04 March 2015
Productivity Commission Review Of Barriers To Business Entries And Exits In The Australian Economy
Friday 27 February 2015
Ai Group submission on use of unrefunded landfill carbon liability monies
Ai Group supports a voluntary framework for allowing use of landfills? unrefunded excess carbon liability funds for cost-effective emissions abatement.
Thursday 19 February 2015
Ai Group submission to the Operational Review of the National Computer and Television Recycling Scheme
Ai Group supports the proposed improvements to calculation of industry liabilities, but opposes the proposed increases in scheme recycling targets.
Thursday 19 February 2015
Review of Training Packages and Accredited Courses
Thursday 19 February 2015
Ai Group NSW State Election Statement 2015
Thursday 19 February 2015
Ai Group's submission to the inquiry into the operation, regulation and funding of private vocational education and training (VET) providers in Australia.
Friday 13 February 2015
Ai Group Submission to the Federal Government's 2015-16 Budget, February 2015
Thursday 12 February 2015
Ai Group submission: Provisions of the Fair Work Amendment (Bargaining Processes) Bill 2014, 22 January 2015
Wednesday 11 February 2015
Queensland Pre-election statement
Friday 16 January 2015
Submission to the Spectrum Review Potential Reform Directions Paper
Ai Group broadly supports the greater flexibility flagged in the paper for the administration and allocation of Australia?s electromagnetic spectrum. Further consultation will be vital as more policy specifics are elaborated.
Thursday 04 December 2014
Second Submission to Competition Policy Review
Tuesday 02 December 2014
Ai Group Boosting the commercial returns from research submission November 2014
Tuesday 02 December 2014
Submission to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, 14 November 2014
Friday 14 November 2014
2014 Review of Model WHS laws - Ai Group submission - Final 1 August
Thursday 06 November 2014
Ai Group Submission: Victorian State Election Statement
Sunday 02 November 2014
Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Economics: Automotive Transformation Scheme, Oct 2014
Monday 27 October 2014
Australian Industry Group Submission on Australia-China Free Trade Agreement
Monday 27 October 2014
Ai Group Submission to Fair Work Commission: Ioannou v Northern Belting Services Pty Ltd
Thursday 02 October 2014
Submission to the Senate Education and Employment Legislation Committee: Fair Entitlements Guarantee Amendment Bill 2014
Wednesday 17 September 2014
Submission to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption
Monday 08 September 2014
Second Submission to the Financial System Inquiry
Friday 29 August 2014
2014 Review of Model WHS laws
Thursday 14 August 2014
Ai Group submission to the Senate Inquiry on Innovation
Friday 08 August 2014
Repeal of NSW Payroll Tax Scheme (Disability Employment)
Thursday 31 July 2014
Carbon Tax Repeal member advice July 2014
The Parliament has voted to repeal the Clean Energy Act 2011, and to amend related legislation - particularly the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Act and the fuel excise legislation - which imposed a carbon tax on many sectors of the Australian economy.
Friday 18 July 2014
Ai Group submission to the Competition Inquiry
Wednesday 25 June 2014
Ai Group Submission Annual Leave Common Issues
Monday 23 June 2014
NSW Pre-budget submission 2014-15
Sunday 15 June 2014
Ai Group submission on the Government Options Paper: Approaches to regulating coastal shipping in Australia
Wednesday 04 June 2014
Ai Group submission to the Queensland Budget 2014-15
Thursday 22 May 2014
Ai Group submission to Renewable Energy Target review
Ai Group argues for a modest reduction in the RET target if necessary to ensure it can be delivered but judges deeper cuts would not be in energy users interests.
Tuesday 20 May 2014
Annual Wage Review: Ai Group Post Budget Submission
Monday 19 May 2014
Ai Group submission to the review of the 457 visa program
Thursday 15 May 2014
Ai Group submission on Fair Work Amendment Bill
Wednesday 07 May 2014
Ai Group Annual Wage Review Reply submission
Wednesday 16 April 2014
Ai Group submission to the 2014/15 Victorian Budget
Monday 14 April 2014
Ai Group submission to Financial System Inquiry
Tuesday 08 April 2014
Ai Group submission to the annual wage review 2013-14
Sunday 30 March 2014
Ai Group annual leave common issues submission
Friday 21 March 2014
Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment - Inquiries into childcare
Thursday 20 March 2014
Ai Group Submission Transfer of Business Review
Thursday 20 March 2014
Submission to Transfer of Business Post-Implementation Review
Thursday 13 March 2014
Inquiry into Technical and Further Education in Australia
Friday 07 March 2014
Ai Group Submission in response to the Consultation Regulation Impact Statement: Electric Storage Water Heaters
Wednesday 05 March 2014
Review of Australian Curriculum
There has been recent activity in the school sector and the skill levels of school leavers are of particular interest to industry as young people enter the workforce. This activity has been centred on the introduction of the National Curriculum via the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) and the National Assessment Program ? Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). Despite increased expenditure on school education and increases in the achievement of senior secondary certificates, there has been no improvement in average literacy levels across age groups.
Monday 03 March 2014
Ai Group SA pre-election submission
Thursday 27 February 2014
Annual Wage Review - Submission for Preliminary Consultations
Tuesday 25 February 2014
Ai Group Submission: FWC Full Bench Case on Bullying Laws
Tuesday 25 February 2014
Ai Group submission to the Gas Market 2020 Strategy
Ai Group endorses many of the supply-side and gas market reforms considered in the Eastern Australian Gas Market Study, and also reaffirms the need for a National Interest Test for new Liquefied Natural Gas export capacity.
Monday 24 February 2014
Ai Group submission to the Energy White Paper Issues Paper
Ai Group proposes key priorities for the Government?s energy policy, including completing pro-consumer, pro-competitive reforms to energy markets and network regulation; pursuing energy efficiency to reduce system-wide costs; and keeping the long-term options for and costs of electricity generation firmly in mind.
Monday 24 February 2014
Ai Group Submission on the Emissions Reduction Fund Green Paper
Ai Group endorses the Government's ongoing commitment to consultation on the development of its proposed Direct Action Policy, noting that policy responses to climate change have potentially very significant economic impacts. In line with Ai Group?s Climate Policy Principles our submission provides several constructive proposals for improving the proposed policy.
Monday 24 February 2014
Equal Remuneration Review - Submission on the Jurisdictional Framework
Monday 24 February 2014
4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards - Submission on jurisdictional issues
Thursday 20 February 2014
Submission to Full Bench Peabody case on bargaining laws
Tuesday 18 February 2014
Ai Group Second Submission to the Productivity Commission Review of the Australian Automotive Manufacturing Industry
Tuesday 18 February 2014
Submission to the Commonwealth Government's 2014-15 Budget
Monday 10 February 2014
Submission to Productivity Commission Inquiry into Tasmanian Shipping
Friday 07 February 2014
Ai Group submission - Four Yearly Review of Modern Awards
Wednesday 05 February 2014
Ai Group PC childcare submission
Tuesday 04 February 2014
Ai Group submission on Economics Tax Laws Amendment (Research and Development) Bill 2013
Friday 31 January 2014
Submission to Australian Human Right Commission's Review into Pregnancy and Return to Work
Friday 31 January 2014
Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission: Equality, Capacity & Disability in Commonwealth Laws
Friday 24 January 2014
Ai Group submission to the review of the Road Safety Remuneration System
Friday 24 January 2014
Ai Group submission to the Senate Inquiry into Direct Action
Friday 24 January 2014
Provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Amendment Bill 2013
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Ai Group/ ACA submission to re-establishing the Australian Building and Construction Commission
Tuesday 21 January 2014
Boost to immigration levels needed to meet skills shortages
The Australian Industry Group has proposed an increase in Australia's immigration intake from 190,000 this year to 220,000 for 2014-15 financial year with an emphasis on skilled migration in order to meet current and future skills shortages.
Tuesday 14 January 2014
Ai Group submission on infrastructure costs - Dec 2013
Monday 23 December 2013
Submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration Reference Committee Inquiry into Commonwealth Procurement Procedures, Dec 2013
Friday 20 December 2013
Submission to Draft Queensland Digital Economy Strategy
Ai Group welcomes the release of a draft digital economy strategy for Queensland. We endorse a digital first approach to government service delivery, especially where this is tied to reducing red tape and transaction costs. We also support a partnership based approach to improving the opportunities and capabilities of Queensland businesses in the digital economy.
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Review of the demand driven funding system
The higher education sector is critical to Australia?s future. Universities educate our leaders and workers of the future. They can facilitate new ideas which provide opportunities for industry innovation and therefore productivity. Higher education produces workers with the advanced knowledge and skills required in the labour market. The skills learnt through higher education not only provide benefits for Australia?s productivity, but they benefit the individual in terms of improved employment prospects with higher salaries, and thereby contribute to overall economic, social and cultural wellbeing. Employment is also higher for those with degrees whereas unemployment is most prevalent for those who do not complete secondary education.
Monday 16 December 2013
Ai Group submission to the Climate Change Authority's Targets and Progress Review Draft Report
Ai Group argues that domestic policy design is at least as important as ambition to determine national costs and industry impact. Given the current absence of detail about Australia?s future climate policy, it is not the right time to make any changes to Australia?s emissions reduction commitments. Ai Group supports the Authority?s draft recommendation that international abatement options be incorporated into the Government?s framework, but urges this include efforts towards the unconditional minimum target, as well as any potential additional targets.
Friday 13 December 2013
Ai Group Submission to the Productivity Commission Review of the Australian Automotive Manufacturing Industry (Nov 2013)
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Ai Group Submission to the Commonwealth Commission of Audit, November 2013
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Submission of the Government's registered organisations legislation
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Submission on the Government's construction industry workplace relations legislation
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Terms of reference for the Emissions Reduction Fund - Submission
Sunday 24 November 2013
Ai Group submission to the Senate Inquiry into carbon price repeal legislation
Ai Group's comments recognise that legislation to remove the carbon tax will pass, and urge the Senate to avoid additional costs and confusion by acting sooner rather than later. We also outline several specific issues of concern around the legislation and related policy, including the potential for additional electricity costs if there is uncertainty about the date of repeal; the need for additional arrangements for existing stocks of synthetic greenhouse gases; and the need to continue the Clean Technology Program while the carbon price remains in place.
Friday 22 November 2013
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