Duties are imposed on products dumped in Australia, but the system catches some ‘good guys’ too, as Alan Johnson reports.
“Ai Group has today launched its new graduate employment service in Canberra which aims to tackle the catch-22 dilemma where graduates can’t find a suitable job without experience and employers can’t find job-ready graduates with experience,” Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox said.
Recent Australian research reveals the influence of drugs and alcohol on workers is far more widespread than once believed. Alan Johnson reports.
Electricity is a major cost for many manufacturers and a business-critical requirement for all. Price and reliability matter. And right now both seem to be under a cloud. In South Australia, contract prices have been increasing sharply, and short-term spot prices reached extraordinary highs in July.
The Australian Industry Group Performance of Manufacturing Index recorded a score of 43.8 for May, an improvement on the previous month but continuing the industry’s contraction for the 23rd straight month.
Heather Ridout, a member of the Reserve Bank of Australia board and a former CEO of the Australian Industry Group, has said that Australia’s manufacturing sector has a long way to go to successfully adapt to the strong Australian dollar.
The Australian Industry Group’s Innes Willox will make a stern critique of the current workplace laws today.
The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index has found that the industry registered its eighth straight month of contraction in October.
The head of Dow Chemical Company, Andrew Liveris, has used an address to the National Press Club to speak up for manufacturing and a strong local gas supply.
Yesterday’s interest rate cut has been welcomed by manufacturers.
A Business Spectator NAB Short Course article has argued that conditions in manufacturing remain unfavourable.
Australian Industry Group CEO Innes Willox has expressed optimism about the manufacturing industry, but says it should accept a high Australian dollar as the new normal.
The CFMEU, Australian Industry Group, and others are pushing for stricter anti-dumping laws, The Australian reports.
The World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Report has seen Australia’s ranking fall four places to 20th.
Last night’s Australian Industry Group annual dinner saw the Prime Minister and the Ai Group butt heads.
The Government’s promise to deliver a surplus in 2012-13 will come at a considerable cost to industry.
Upcoming changes to the superannuation levy will affect all businesses and the economy.