The Workplace Advice Line is experiencing an extremely high volume of calls following Monday’s announcement of the Victorian Stage 4 Restrictions.
Wait times are currently around two hours. If your query relates to Stage 4 Restrictions in Victoria, please email workplaceadvice@aigroup.com.au.
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  • JobKeeper extension a critical commitment to further stimulus

    "Ai Group welcomes the federal Government's announcement of the extension of the JobKeeper Payment beyond the end of September. This is a critical commitment to further stimulus for the economy that will help sustain businesses and protect employment as Australia continues to experience a severe downturn as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group, said today.

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  • New Ai Group report on business experiences under COVID-19

    The national employer association Ai Group has today released the fourth in a series of monthly reports about Australia’s business experiences to date working and living under the impact of COVID-19, from March through to June of 2020.

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  • PM asked about Ai Group’s comments on more job support for school-leavers

    Prime Minister Scott Morrison responds to Ai Group comments on more job support for school leavers

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  • Stay-at-home Melbourne clouds encouraging employment numbers

    "The healthy rebound in the numbers of people in employment or actively looking for work in June is an encouraging sign that the economy is ready to stage a strong recovery as restrictions are lifted. Undoubtedly, the surge in infections in Victoria, the reimposition of tight restrictions covering around 20 per cent of the national economy and the extension of internal barriers, none of which are reflected in today's numbers, will slow the pace of recovery in July and August," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group, said today.

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  • Welcome action on large and looming threat to apprentices

    "The Australian Government’s announcement of the JobTrainer Skills Package is well-timed and targeted support for keeping apprentices and trainees engaged and in the workforce. Never has it been more important to support young people and the unemployed keep or re-gain employment," Innes Willox, the Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group, said today.

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  • Queensland's 'wage theft' bill is yet another barrier to investment and employment

    "The Queensland Government's wage theft bill is an attack on employers at a time when businesses needs support in order to survive through, and recover from, the COVID-19 pandemic," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group said today.

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  • Elimination strategy would tank the economy

    "Australia's businesses and their employees will welcome today’s comments by the Prime Minister calling out the prohibitive costs of adopting an elimination strategy to the COVID-19 pandemic," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group, said today.

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  • CFMEU’s Victorian pattern deal highlights the need for the Protection of Worker Benefits Bill to be passed by Parliament

    "The CFMEU's latest Victorian industry pattern agreement is being marketed by the union as a good deal for businesses and workers. In fact, it is not fair on either. The agreement reportedly includes a doubling of contributions into Incolink, a fund established for the purposes of providing redundancy entitlements to employees. The implementation of appropriate regulatory standards on funds like Incolink, to protect workers and businesses, is long overdue," Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said today.

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  • Welcome VIC support for small business should be extended to all businesses

    "The announcement by the Victorian Government to provide further support to some businesses in the State paves the way for providing additional support to help the broader business community," Tim Piper, The Victorian Head of the national employer association Ai Group, said today.

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  • CMO confirms virus outbreak confined to Melbourne

    "The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Paul Kelly, has today confirmed that the latest community transmission outbreak in Victoria has been 'confined to Melbourne'. With this declaration the NSW Premier can freely open the NSW Victorian border without risk," Innes Willox Chief Executive of the national employer association Ai Group, said today.

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