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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 3rd NOVEMBER 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 3rd November is now available including topics on the following:

PM’s China visit an opportunity for a timely relationship reset

ACTU’s claims on far-from-modest IR changes do not bear scrutiny

ETIM Product Classification Model for Electrical Products distributed in Australia

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 27TH OCTOBER 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 27th October is now available including topics on the following:

Mentoring program opens doors for women in QLD manufacturing

Ai Group Apprentice & Trainee Centre rolls out wellbeing workshops
Cyber Security: Launch of new Report and Member Reference Group
Made in Victoria – Energy Technologies Manufacturing grants program

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 20th October2023

 

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 20th October is now available including topics on the following:

 

New National Skills Agreement a potential game-changer

How to grow your business with 3 essential online tools

Outstanding achievers recognised on World Standards Day

Upcoming Event to register for

Fundamentals of Financial Management for Business Owners

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 13th October2023

 

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 13th October is now available including topics on the following:

Ai Group awards member contributions on World Standards Day

Are your work from home guidelines up to date?

Upcoming Events

Business Credit Risk and how to 
address it

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 5th October2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 5th October is now available including topics on the following:

Inaugural Jobs and Skills Report leads the way to a vibrant future workforce

Important step in developing workers for net zero – but time for action

Industry reports an easing of contractionary conditions

 

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 29th September 2023

 

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 29th September is now available including topics on the following:

Privacy Act changes – costly over-regulation for SMEs

Employment White Paper: Welcome focus on productivity

It’s time to reshape universities for national good

 

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Ai Group Economic Intelligence | September 2023

In this month’s edition

Business sentiments – Ai Group member liaison shows industry leaders see weakening demand amid an uncertain economic outlook. Read Article

Economic forecasts – OECD forecasts global and Australian growth will slip again in 2024, while inflationary pressures expected to be tenacious. Read Article

Tracking Australian industry – Australia enters a “per capita recession”, industrial performance is very uneven, exports continue to soar in June quarter, labour shortages ease but remain tight, women and youth taking on multiple jobs, migration continues to restore the working age population.  Read Article.

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 22nd September 2023

 

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 22 September is now available including topics on the following:

Send Fair Work changes back to drawing board

COVID Inquiry needs to dig deep into pandemic response

AI uptake generating divide in the workplace

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 15th September 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 15th September is now available including topics on the following:

What On Earth – Episode 27: The Pilbara, Business Clusters and other opportunities

 

With Tennant in China for High Level Dialogue meetings,  Paul and James address a range of current issues. As James says; “it’s the podcast that discusses the transitioning economy issues of the day,  each month. “

 

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 7th September 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 3rd March is now available including topics on the following:

Advantage Isn’t Enough: How Can Australia Turn Energy Superpower Dreams Into Reality?

Australian Industry Index: Supply chain pressures continue to ease

Attention Victorian employers: engineering skills up for grabs

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 1st September 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 1st September is now available including topics on the following:

Nothing in IR changes to create jobs, increase wages or boost productivity

Opal Australian Paper case highlights ‘same job, same pay’ nightmare

AEMO Projections – no room for error or delay in electricity buildout

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 25th AUGUST 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 25th August is now available including topics on the following:

Intergenerational Report should drive renewed productivity push

 

Attention Victorian employers: engineering skills up for grabs

Product Stewardship Excellence Awards

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Australian Industry Index

AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY INDEX

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Manufacturers report pandemic-era lows

Key findings

  • The Ai Group Australian Industry Index ® indicated contracting conditions in June, for the fifteen months since the start of the current interest rate rising cycle.
  • The Australian PMI® indicator fell to -25.6, indicating contractionary conditions in manufacturing not seen since the height of the pandemic.
  • The employment, industrial activity and new orders indicators all weakened into broader contraction.
  • Price indexes all rose mildly in July, reflective of lower but still persistent inflation. The average wages indicator surged by 14.0 points to its highest level, indicating ongoing wage pressures in the tight labour market.
  • Capacity utilisation fell marginally to 79.0%, reflecting slowing industrial conditions.

The Ai Group Australian Industry Index® fell in July 2023, losing 2.8 points to -14.7 points (seasonally adjusted). This indicates contractionary conditions. The index has been in contraction for the last fifteen months.

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 18th AUGUST 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 18th August is now available including topics on the following:

Carbon leakage review is essential unfinished business

Ongoing build-up of wage pressures

How to prepare for gender pay gap deadline

Upcoming Event to register for: Higher Level Apprenticeships in Queensland: What, Where, When, Why?

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Australian Industry Index® Manufacturers Report Pandemic

Our Ai group Australian Industry Index® Manufacturers Report Pandemic – Era Lows is available for your free download.
 
This index covers 36% of the economy – manufacturing, construction, technology, utilities and industrial services, all in one place. We hope you find it useful to benchmark your business against activity in your industry.
 
There’s still time for your feedback about your current business conditions, we estimate it will take around two minutes of your time. If you would like to contribute, please complete by Thursday 31st August 2023.
 
We appreciate your input to this research and advocacy for Australian businesses and hope you find the report useful for your business.

 

Give your feedback 

The information you provide is confidential and not used for any other purpose. For any questions about the Ai Group Australian Industry Index®, or to provide feedback at any time, please contact economics@aigroup.com.au. If you would like further economic data please visit our website or email us.

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 11th AUGUST 2023

 

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 11th August is now available including topics on the following:

Closing the “Casual Loophole”: A Solution in Search of a Problem 

Increase in Australia’s Humanitarian Program

A survivor’s tale: ‘How my business went from cyber target to cyber secure’

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 3rd AUGUST 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 3rd August is now available including topics on the following:

Manufacturers report pandemic-era lows

Cutting-edge welding helmets an investment in apprentice safety

Upcoming Event to register for –

Accelerating change: workplace gender equality

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 28th JULY 2023

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 28th July 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 3rd March is now available including topics on the following:

Potential changes for casuals bad for both employers and worker

VIC Gas connection ban a big call, more to do to make it workable

Inflation figures chart narrow path to soft landing

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 21st JULY 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 21st of July is now available including topics on the following:

Industry can’t deliver deeper climate targets alone

WorkSafe Victoria needs to provide an explanation for huge premium hikes

Grants on offer to boost VIC manufacturers’ digital skills

  • Upcoming Event to register for – Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Program (CIRMP) information sessions

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Australian Industry Index

Our new Ai group Australian Industry Index® Contractionary Conditions Continue is available for your free download.
 
This index covers 36% of the economy – manufacturing, construction, technology, utilities and industrial services, all in one place. We hope you find it useful to benchmark your business against activity in your industry.
 
We’re asking for your feedback about your current business conditions, we estimate it will take around two minutes of your time. If you would like to contribute, please complete by Friday 28th July 2023.
 
We appreciate your input to this research and advocacy for Australian businesses and hope you find the report useful for your business.

GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK

 

 

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 14TH July 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 14th July is now available including topics on the following

Plans to require payments to union delegates shameless and inappropriate

Upcoming Event to register for

Moving from being a cyber target to being cyber secure

Critical Infrastructure Risk Management Program (CIRMP) information sessions

HR Fundamentals Series Part 8: Getting Redundancy Right

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 7th JULY 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 7th July is now available including topics on the following:

Appointment of new Fair Work Ombudsman

Prudent decision to leave cash rate on hold

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 30th JUNE 2023

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 30th June 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter is now available including topics on the following:

Businesses prepare for 1 July changes

Encouraging drop in inflation data

Moving from being a cyber target to being cyber secure

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 23rd JUNE 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 23rd June is now available including topics on the following:

‘Protecting worker entitlements’ legislation leaves employers playing catch-up amid waves of IR reform

The academic view of sustainability trends, value chains and supply chains

Applications to Manufacturing Skills Australia’s Industry Development Fund closing soon

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 16th JUNE 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter,16th June is now available including topics on the following

South Australian Budget – a mixed bag for businesses

How is Industry coping with the economic slowdown?

Employer pays for poor drafting of enterprise agreement

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 9th JUNE 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 9th June is now available including topics on the following:

Interest rates rise – odds of a recession shortening by the month

Multi-employer bargaining – anxiety rife in Early Childhood Education & Care sector

Australian Energy Week

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 2nd JUNE 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 2nd June is now available including topics on the following:

Annual Wage Review – 5.75% increase is disappointing but seeks to strike balance

Is now the time to make an enterprise agreement?

  • Upcoming Event to register for – ConTech2023 – Capturing Creativity through Curiosity

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 26th May 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 26th May is now available including topics on the following:

State Budget a kick in the teeth for Victorian businesses

Adapt or fall behind, industry warned

  • Upcoming Event to register for – HR Fundamentals: Changes to Flexible Working Arrangements

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Australian Industry Index May 26th

Our new Ai group Australian Industry Index® report Industry Marks On Year of Contraction is available for your free download.
 
This index covers 36% of the economy – manufacturing, construction, technology, utilities and industrial services, all in one place. We hope you find it useful to benchmark your business against activity in your industry.
 
There’s still time for your feedback about your current business conditions, we estimate it will take around two minutes of your time. If you would like to contribute, please complete by Wednesday 31st May 2023.
 
We appreciate your input to this research and advocacy for Australian businesses and hope you find the report useful for your business.

AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 19TH MAY 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 19th May is now available including topics on the following:

Labour market warning — FWC must take heed

Ai Group opposes criminal penalties for the underpayment of wages

  • Upcoming Event to register for – HR Fundamentals: Changes to Flexible Working Arrangements

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER 5th MAY

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 5th May is now available including topics on the following:

Federal Budget needs to balance current priorities with building for the future

Future of jobs — Ai Group says ‘rise to the challenge or risk being left behind’

Rates rise – inflationary threat is real

  • Upcoming Event to register for –The Future of Jobs

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER 28th APRIL 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 28th April is now available including topics on the following:

Job satisfaction higher for tradies and those with postgraduate qualifications

Australia can meet the cyber security challenge – with right investment & focus

Easing of CPI a move in the right direction

  • Upcoming Event to register for – Connecting the dots: pathways from education and training into work

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AI GROUP INDUSTRY NEWSLETTER – 21ST APRIL 2023

The latest Ai Group Industry Newsletter, 21st April is now available including topics on the following:

IR Changes – Wrong measures for the wrong times

RBA Review: measured blueprint for conduct of monetary policy

Time to update Australian Qualifications Framework

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