“The media release from the ACTU about the Fair Work Commission’s powers contains fanciful assertions that bear no relationship with reality”, the Australian Industry Group’s Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 14:32

Support for future of Tassie building industry

Tasmania is in the midst of a construction boom fuelled by both the private sector and the Tasmanian Government’s $2 billion infrastructure investment in major works and capital upgrades for public infrastructure, including hospitals and schools.

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Friday, 12 January 2018 14:01

Employer warning: labour hire scam in WA

WA Finance Minister Ben Wyatt has urged employers who have contracted their payroll processing function to another company to check that their payroll taxes are being paid to the Commissioner of State Revenue.

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The Victorian Government will build a major new wind farm with battery storage in Western Victoria that will power the expansion of Stawell’s Nectar Farms.

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The small business sector enjoyed some notable achievements in 2017 but challenges loom on several policy fronts, according to Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell.

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Australian hiring expectations have hit a six year high off the back of a strong labour market Outlook across the Mining & Construction, Finance, Insurance & Real Estate, and Services sectors and the states of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia. However, the Wholesale & Retail trade sector has failed to match the gains of other sectors while the state of Victoria has recorded a slight decline in expectations year-over-year.

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Wednesday, 15 November 2017 12:04

Murray Basin Rail Project supporting local jobs

Communities in central Victoria are already seeing the benefits of the Murray Basin Rail Project, with more than 40 businesses engaged as regional suppliers now on board.

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Apprentices, trainees and former autoworkers are among those that will benefit from the Victorian Government’s Western Roads Upgrade, which will slash congestion and create more than 1,200 jobs.

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Thursday, 26 October 2017 11:41

Trades demand stabilises

“Even though new dwelling starts have peaked, the demand for skilled residential building trades remained stable during the September 2017 quarter,” remarked HIA’s Senior Economist, Shane Garrett.

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The QLD Government’s Skilling Queenslanders for Work initiative has marked a major milestone, with figures showing that more than 11,000 Queenslanders have secured jobs as a direct result of this initiative.

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