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Monthly Archives: December 2017

BSC- Essential Information for Importers and Retailers

BSC has created a B-cycle Information Sheet for importers and retailers.  Please review the information sheet here to get the latest details on the Scheme start date, including batteries in Scheme scope, and levy payment options. 

If you have questions about this process, please contact Brett Buckingham brett@bsc.org.au

OPEA – AI GROUP ECONOMICS INTELLIGENCE – SEPTEMBER 2022

In the first edition of Economic Intelligence for September we cover:

  • Australia’s missing migrants. How Australia’s border closure during COVID cut inwards migration and created crippling labour shortages.
  • Cresting the post-COVID wave. Australian and global economic forecasts now predict slowing growth due to war, inflation, and China’s COVID-zero policies.
  • Supply and demand. Supply side constraints on Australian industry remain as tight as ever, whilst demand side indicators are beginning to show signs of weakness.

Ai Group Economics  – September 2022

OPEA – REGISTER NOW – BOM WEBINAR

OPEA – REGISTER NOW FOR SEVERE WEATHER SEASON OUTLOOK FOR QUEENSLAND 2022-23

Register for the Bureau of Meteorology’s Webinar with experts taking an in-depth look at Queensland 2022-23 severe weather season and learn out the Bureau’s outlooks for the months ahead can help you make important decisions for the season.

Click HERE to register.

OPEA – AI GROUP ECONOMICS WEEKLY – 16TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Please find attached our Economics Weekly summarising the major data releases this week.

This week we cover:

  • ABS, Labour Force, Aug 2022
  • ABS, Labour Account, Jun 2022
  • NAB, Monthly Business Survey, Aug 2022
  • Westpac-MI, Consumer Sentiment, Sep 2022
  • ANZ-Roy Morgan, Australian Consumer Confidence, Sep 5-11, 2022

Our CEO outlook for 2023 survey is now open to any employing business in Australia https://surveys.aigroup.com.au/189294?newtest=Y&lang=en. The survey will close Friday 11 November and results published early 2023.

Ai Group Economics Weekly – 16th September 2022

OPEA – AI GROUP ECONOMICS WEEKLY – 9TH SEPTEMBER 2022

Please find attached our Economics Weekly summarising the major data releases this week.

This week we cover:

  • Ai Group, Performance of Services, Aug 2022
  • Ai Group, Performance of Construction, Aug 2022
  • RBA, Monetary Policy Decision, Sep 2022
  • ABS, Australian National Accounts, Jun 2022
  • ABS, International Trade in Goods and Services, Jul 2022

Also, we have recently released our fact sheets on the changing shape of the Australian labour market and work from home and teleworking in Q3 2022.

Ai Group Economics Weekly 9th September 2022

OPEA – AI GROUP ECONOMICS WEEKLY – 2ND SEPTEMBER 2022

Please find attached our Economics Weekly summarising the major data releases this week.

This week we cover:

PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP EXCELLENCE AWARDS

As Australia moves away from waste disposal and into a circular economy, product stewardship will play a key role. Circular economy will impact every industry sector.

Product stewardship acknowledges those involved in designing, manufacturing, and selling products have a responsibility to ensure those products or materials are managed in a way that reduces their environmental and human health impacts, throughout the life-cycle and across the supply chain. It aims to drive environmentally beneficial outcomes through good design and clean manufacturing, including the use of components and materials that are easier to recover, reuse and recycle.

The Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence will be hosting the second Product Stewardship Excellence Awards in 2022. The awards aim to recognise excellence and action in product stewardship and seek to raise the profile of stewardship in business, government and NGOs.

There are six award categories open for entry in 2022. An additional category, Product Stewardship Champion of the Year, will be directly conferred by the Centre of Excellence.

The 2022 award categories are:

  1. Best Stewardship Outcomes – Collective Scheme
  2. Best Stewardship Outcomes – Individual Business or Brand (Large 200+ employees)
  3. Best Stewardship Outcomes – Individual Business or Brand (SME < 199 employees)
  4. Excellence in Digitalisation for Product Stewardship
  5. Excellence in Emissions Reduction through Product Stewardship
  6. Excellence in Design for Product Stewardship

 

To view the awards prospectus and apply for the awards, click here:https://stewardshipexcellence.com.au/awards/

BOM Climate Outlooks August – October 2022

The Bureau of Meteorology have released their latest Climate Outlooks for August through to October with the following overview:

  • August to October rainfall is likely to be above median for most of Australia, but below median for western Tasmania and an area of south-western WA.
  • August to October maximum temperatures are likely to be above median across the tropics and parts of western and southern Australia, but below median for parts of the east and southern interior.
  • Minimum temperatures for August to October are likely to be above median nationwide.
  • The emerging negative Indian Ocean Dipole event, along with warmer than average waters around northern Australia, and a neutral to cool phase of the El Niño–Southern Oscillation, are likely to be influencing this outlook.

You can also read more information on their website here, and watch the latest Climate and Water Outlook video here.

CSIRO Our Future World Report

The CSIRO have released a once-in-a-decade ‘Our Future World’ report, that we would like to share with you for your information.  

The report identifies seven global megatrends that hold the key to the challenges and opportunities ahead to 2042 with a view to guide long-term investment, strategic and policy directions across government, industry, the not-for-profit sector and the broader Australian community.

Please click here to view the report.

OPEA – AI GROUP ECONOMICS WEEKLY – 8TH JULY 2022

Please find attached this week’s Economics Weekly report from Ai Group summarising the major data releases this week.

This week we cover:

  • Ai Group, Performance of Construction, Jun 2022
  • Ai Group, Performance of Services, Jun 2022
  • RBA, Cash Rate Decision, Jul 2022
  • ABS, Building Approvals, May 2022
  • ABS, Weekly Payroll Jobs and Wages, Week ending 11 June 2022
  • ABS, International Trade in Goods and Services, May 2022
  • ABS, Monthly Business Turnover Indicator, May 2022

Ai Group Economics Weekly 8th July 2022

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER FRIDAY 1ST JULY 2022

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, Friday 1st July is now available including topics on:

  • The impact of the energy crisis on Australian industry
  • New Mandatory Cyber Incident Reporting obligation for certain critical infrastructure assets required from 8 July 2022
  • Australian PMI®: Higher manufacturing input costs fuel price rises
  • New employment service supports business and industry

To view the newsletter in full, click here

OPEA – Battery Stewardship Council

The BSC are conducting a webinar on Thursday 28th July 10.30 – 12.00 to present the results and an update on the Scheme. 

To RSVP your attendance, please send an email to contact@bsc.org.au by Friday 22nd July.  This webinar will also provide an opportunity for discussion and questions surrounding the scheme.

 

Ai Group Industry Newsletter Friday 3rd June 2022

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, Friday 3rd June is now available including topics on:

  • Apocalyptic Energy Prices Demand Strategic Response
  • Government Annual Wage Review Submission
  • Systemic approach needed to boost Indigenous employment outcomes

To view the newsletter in full, click here