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"Reports that the Queensland Government is open to further discussion on progressing the National Energy Guarantee are a welcome pointer to governments working together in the interest of policy stability," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.
"The Commonwealth's Climate Policy Review, released today, contains welcome steps towards the durable, national and bipartisan climate policy framework that Australia needs to underpin longer-term investment decisions and our shared prosperity," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said today.
"The improved Federal Budget position revealed today in the Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) is a step forward that creates scope for a welcome but judicious acceleration in the pace of return to budget surplus," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.
"The e-trade initiative led by Australian Trade Minister, Steve Ciobo, is timely and necessary to address the WTO's slow response to the changing digital trading landscape," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.
"The ACCC's latest gas market update confirms that the gas crisis has shifted down a gear since early 2017 - but it also confirms Australian industry's concerns that we are still far from affordable energy," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said today.
“The results from the NAPLAN report, now in its tenth year, confirm the deep concerns that employers have expressed about the level of literacy and numeracy in our schools,” Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.
Statement by Shane Rodgers, Queensland Head, Australian Industry Group
The Australian Industry Group welcomes the inclusion of manufacturing as a specific portfolio area in the new Palaszczuk Cabinet.
The Australian Industry Group has congratulated the Palaszczuk Government on its re-election and called for a new "excitement factor" for the state in Labor's second term.
The national construction industry expanded for a tenth consecutive month in November, with the Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of Construction Index (Australian PCI®) climbing 4.3 points to 57.5 (readings above 50 indicate expansion in activity, with the distance from 50 indicating the strength of the increase).
"Industry is concerned about today's announcement of a Federal Labor policy to implement 10 days of paid domestic violence leave for all employees should it win Government at the next election," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.