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The Bulletin Board has been introduced to keep members informed of changes that will affect their work places. This may include legislation/regulations, events, employment and training updates.

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

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August AGM 2023 – Presidents report

Please see the presidents report from the OPEA AGM held on  Wednesday 23 of August.

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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.

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