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Business needs National Cabinet to deliver updated Roadmap tomorrow

22 Oct 2020

Tomorrow will be the best remaining chance for National Cabinet to agree to an updated Roadmap for reopening Australia so businesses can trade...

Wage subsidies will help reverse apprenticeship decline

04 Oct 2020

Today's Federal Government announcement of a 50 per cent wage subsidy for new apprentices and trainees employed from 5 October by any...

Victorian Government should go back to the drawing board

08 Sep 2020

The Victorian Government's roadmap for reopening Metropolitan Melbourne uses excessive thresholds for easing restrictions and should be overhauled using the...

Parliament urged to unanimously pass JobKeeper amendments

26 Aug 2020

Australia’s largest business group is urging the House of Representatives and the Senate to unanimously pass legislation to extend JobKeeper...

Legislate licence changes for tradies

17 Aug 2020

State and Territory Governments should move quickly to legislate Automatic Mutual Recognition of licences as prioritised by the Federal Treasurer today.

High Court decision passes the pub test

13 Aug 2020

Today the High Court has issued its first decision on the Fair Work Act National Employment Standards since introduced more...

JobKeeper changes needed to prop up employment

07 Aug 2020

But there is no doubt that these latest changes will save jobs that were sure to be lost as a...

Addressing Youth Unemployment through Experience and Training

23 Jul 2020

It is a tough labour market, but even in such difficult conditions, programs operated by or in strong partnership with...

JobKeeper 2.0: Extension welcome, tough decisions ahead

21 Jul 2020

The Government responded today to the calls by ACCI and a range of our business group members by extending JobKeeper...

Preserving Skills for Tomorrow

16 Jul 2020

The reversal of some steps in the roadmap to reopening has rocked business confidence and stirred up more financial angst....

Improving job outcomes for higher ed students

22 Jun 2020

“Strengthening the relationship between universities and business and prioritising internships and work placements is particularly important. It will prepare people better...

Annual wage increase: Minority report got it right

19 Jun 2020

ACCI CEO James Pearson said putting up the price of jobs "when deflation is a strong possibility in the June...

Businesses continue to suffer over casual ruling

17 Jun 2020

Thankfully, the Attorney-General has announced that the focus of one of the upcoming industrial relations working groups involving unions, ACCI...

Double standard on crowds is hurting businesses

11 Jun 2020

Mr Pearson said if there is no increase in the rates of community transmission following last weekend's protest rallies, businesses would...

PC Report Ignores the Elephant in the Room

05 Jun 2020

“On any measure the investment by governments has not kept pace with population growth let alone skill needs.  We need more...

Slashing COAG bureaucracy will help create jobs

02 Jun 2020

The number one challenge facing the Australian economy after COVID is getting people into jobs. Supporting businesses to get back...

Government hears the call of business on skills & IR

26 May 2020

As the PM highlighted in his speech to the press club, small businesses are crucial to jobs recovery. Currently small...

Train our people & prepare our businesses for a competitive new world

26 May 2020

By unleashing our economic potential as a world-class innovator, we will greatly improve our chances of reversing current forecasts showing...

Workpac decision a major blow to business restart

21 May 2020

If coronavirus wasn’t enough, small business owners around the country now face the prospect of losing their businesses, homes and...

States must reopen borders to save jobs

20 May 2020

750,000 Australian jobs are on the line. In Queensland alone there are 217,000 people directly employed in tourism, so to...

To save jobs, wages must not change

15 May 2020

We must not confuse what government can do to stimulate the economy with what we can ask of small businesses....

Releasing domestic travel restrictions key to restarting economy

08 May 2020

Australian businesses depend on operating as seamlessly as possible between states and territories, as many supply services and source goods interstate.

COVID-19 amendments to the Vehicle Manufacturing, Repair, Services & Retail Award

05 May 2020

The agreed temporary amendments to the award are aimed at preserving the...

Employer-employee relationship at core of changes to Fair Work Act

07 Apr 2020

The JobKeeper legislation, including changes to the Fair Work Act, is critical to keeping businesses in business and Australians in...

Employers and Unions co-operate on Restaurants Award to address COVID-19 challenges

31 Mar 2020

This temporary alteration allows restaurants and cafes to scale up or down their operations and employees to work fluidly across other areas of...

FWC Full Bench varies Clerks Award to address COVID-19 challenges

30 Mar 2020

In this extremely difficult time, it has been heartening to see unions and employers working together to ensure more businesses stay...

Stimulus a short-term buffer for small business

12 Mar 2020

While the package is focused on providing relief over the next three months in the belief that the impact of CoViD19 will...

Modest increase in apprenticeship commencements gives hope for future growth

05 Sep 2019

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