Australia has been ranked as the 14th most competitive economy globally, according to the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report 2018.
Businesses planning to shutdown across the festive season, need to confirm close dates and notify staff in accordance with Award requirements from now.
“This is great news for the hundreds of thousands of small businesses in the building industry. It will allow them to invest back in their business and expand the number of people they employ. Said HIA Acting Chief Executive of Industry Policy Tim Reardon.
“The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has issued advice to its members about the ACTU “change the rules” protest rallies. Ai Group has advised that employees who fail to attend work so as to participate in one of the ACTU rallies starting would in most circumstances be engaging in unlawful industrial action. We have also […]
More than 370,000 building businesses will benefit from the Government’s decision to fast track tax relief for SMEs.
“The value of lending to investors declined by more than 20 per cent over the last twelve months while lending to owner- occupiers was down by 7.7 per cent. Given such a large drop, we should expect the market to continue to cool,” said HIA Acting Principal Economist, Geordan Murray.
“The welcome announcement that the Federal Government intends to bring forward the small business tax cuts will boost investment and employment with these benefits spread widely across the Australian economy,” Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox, said.
The first step in the process to award a contract for major works on the Warrnambool and Geelong line upgrades is under way, with a call for Expressions of Interest from contractors.
“While we need to see more details on the Federal Government’s approach to directing migrants to the regions, it should be focused more on supporting employers and employment than compelling migrants to live in particular areas,” Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group said.
Cybercrime is a big problem in Australia and all over the world. The human and financial cost to businesses and society is rising every year. During Stay Smart Online Week 2018, Australians are encouraged to reverse the threat of online scams.