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Manufacturing company pays Sri Lankan visa-holders just $8 an hour
A Sydney manufacturing company and one of its directors will face Court after allegedly paying a Sri Lankan couple as little as $8 an hour.
4 Creative Job Perks That Cost You Little and Gain a Lot
The connotations of the word 'perk' seem to be as negative as they are positive these days. Yet there are genuine company perks that can make a big difference to staff morale, ...
Industry groups say China-Australia FTA 'great' for Australian jobs
Australia may miss out on a surge in jobs and export opportunities if the Parliament delays approving the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), prompting three major industry ...
Ai Group: VIC long service scheme may cost employers $4m per year
In a major submission to the Inquiry into Portability of Long Service Leave Entitlements for Victorian Workers, the Australian Industry Group has demonstrated that a portable long ...
Booktopia writes new chapter with advanced warehouse management system
By any standards, award winning online book retailer Booktopia is definitely one of Australia’s success stories.
6 Tips for Employing a Customer Loyalty Program That Works
If all our customers had the sort of loyalty a dog has for his master we'd have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately customer loyalty is as fickle as fashion and as reliable as the ...
25 factory workers underpaid $45,000 due to unchecked system error
A computer error has resulted in 25 factory workers at Nambucca Heads on the NSW North Coast being short-changed their leave entitlements for eight years.
Why it's time to bring manufacturing back to Australia
If you're old enough to be nostalgic about the 1960s, wistful thoughts probably revolve around black suited Beatles rather than boom times in manufacturing.
$3m Govt investment to expand onshore gas industry research
The Australian Government and NSW Government will invest a total of $3 million in a strategic research alliance with CSIRO and industry to expand research on the social and environmental ...
How the Internet of Things will affect the Supply Chain
You may not know it yet, but the Internet of Things (IoT) could well be the biggest 'thing' affecting your business future.
$73.3 million investment in SA's next generation manufacturing
South Australian businesses will invest in the state's advanced manufacturing future, with $28.8 million of Government investment under the South Australian round of the Next Generation ...
Aust manufacturing & rural exports experienced growth in 2014-15
Australia's services, manufacturing and rural exports experienced strong growth in 2014-15, cushioning the impact of lower resource export earnings.
Govt invests $89bn for strong, sustainable naval shipbuilding industry
The Commonwealth Government is delivering a long-term plan for a strong and sustainable naval shipbuilding industry. Over the next 20 years the Government will invest over $89 billion ...
10 Great Podcasts For Business Managers
Podcasts aren't exactly new, but only recently have they started to be taken seriously as a medium. For years they were the online equivalent of amateur radio whereby a few profoundly ...
How to meet product safety requirements under Australian law
Do you sell products to Australian customers? Or do you manufacture products for the Australian market? If so, do you know for sure that they meet Australian Consumer Law (ACL) safety ...
Australian PMI: Manufacturing stabilises in July
Activity across the Australian manufacturing sector stabilised in July, after contracting in June, with the Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index ...
Making innovation a priority in your industry
Innovation is the cornerstone of business. In fact, penetration into a specific industry by a startup is driven by a new idea or a unique operating model.
6 ways 3D printing is revolutionising manufacturing
In this day and age, there is no denying the incredible impact that 3D printing has had, not only on the landscape of manufacturing, but in numerous other fields as well. Even the ...
Palaszczuk budget delivers for agriculture & mines in tough times
The Palaszczuk Government will invest $29.7 million in 2015-16 to support drought-affected landholders, protect water resources and underpin the sustainable management and use of ...
Ai Group: QLD budget 'sound' but immediate pressures remain
Ai Group Queensland State Director Jemima Dunn expressed approval of the 2015-16 Queensland budget’s view to improve State finances through debt reduction and encouraging the greater ...
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