You can view the February AI Group Newsletter no. 3 here.

This issue includes:

  • Innovation, skills and tax reform top Budget wish-list
  • Treading the wire: secret recordings in the workplace
  • Innovative Project Develops Leadership Skills For Manufacturing
  • Inquiry To Probe Anti-Dumping Measures For Steel Industry
  • Is It Bribery – Or Just Business?

UPDATE : The Introduction of New Emission Standards

The year is progressing quickly and we would like to keep members updated on the timelines for the introduction of the new emissions standards.

Please be aware that this is a “best guess”.  Cabinet reshuffles or an early election would change our advice.

The draft legislation should be completed around April, at which time there will be consultation with OPEA and other parties.  That should see the Bill introduced by the Environment Minister in May and passed by the Senate in June.   The Regulations, which contain all the important details, will follow shortly after, perhaps July.

Canberra have heard our advice and we have heard no objections.   OPEA has recommended implementation of Phase 2 in July 2017, and the introduction of Evaporative standards and implementation of Phase 3 in July of 2019 (in line with EU).

OPEA are continuing to support our members and the sector generally across several issues to ensure the sustainability of our Industry and that the new laws are not an excessive burden on business.

OPEA Executive Committee


You can view the February AI Group Newsletter no. 2 here.

This issue includes:

  • Labor’s new IR policy “jail threat to employers”
  • Sexual Harassment’s $1.36 Million Price Tag
  • Training system in parlous state
  • The Millennials Are Coming – And Going
  • Safety Under The Microscope In Victoria
  • Employment: How Is It Evolving?
  • Have Your Say: Motor Vehicle Emissions Standards

February Ai Group Newsletter

You can view the February  Ai Group Newsletter here.

This issue includes:

  • Election 2016-These are the Ai Group Policy Priorities for Business
  • Why is 2016 The Year of Stress At Work?
  • Ai Group Proposes Tax changes that can make a difference to growth, investment and employment
  • Senate ABCC inquiry “A Gross Waste of Public Resources”
  • FWC Overturns Bargaining Law That “Impedes Innovation”
  • Is Construction Decline Threatening Balance of Broader Economy?

January AI Group Newsletter

You can view the January  AI Group Newsletter here.

This issue includes:

  • New report “Tackling Foundation Skills in the Workforce“, released by the AI Group, highlights the impact low levels of workforce literacy and numeracy skills are having on the workforce.
  • The release of a new index of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) programs being run across the country, provides an important resource for schools, with a focus on improving students STEM skills before they enter the workforce.
  • Small employers (19 or fewer employees) must meet the SuperStream standard by 30 June 2016.