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Ai Group comment on the Fair Work Building and Construction Advisory Board

“The Australian Industry Group welcomes today’s announcement of the Fair Work Building and Construction Advisory Board,” Australian Industry Group Chief Executive Innes Willox said today.

“Ai Group welcomes today’s launch of the Australian Workforce & Productivity Agency. With the unacceptably low levels of productivity and intensifying skill shortages in Australia, there is an urgent need for industry to be given a stronger role in our training system.

“The decision by the Reserve Bank to cut the cash rate by a quarter of a percent is welcome news for businesses and households,” said Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox.

Comments by Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group about the WorkPac appeal decision of Fair Work Australia

“The Prime Minister’s Manufacturing Taskforce meeting held today in Canberra is an important step forward in the development of a firm vision and strategy for Australian manufacturing. The Taskforce is a valuable forum linking the perspectives of employers, Government, industry associations, union representatives, academics and the CSIRO,” said Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox.

“The drop in value of the currency is welcome. It has been above $US1.00 since 19 December last year” said Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox.

“While the budgeted surplus for 2012-13 is welcome and will have important national benefits, there are considerable risks in the way it has been achieved. In particular, the additional taxes and costs imposed on industry will undermine the ability of business to make the critical longer-term investments needed to boost productivity, improve our global competitiveness and lift employment,” said Ai Group Chief Executive, Mr Innes Willox.

“Ai Group welcomes the decision to bring forward the new Defence White Paper, which not only recognises Australia’s changing domestic and international circumstances, but also the unrealistic and unmet plan outlined in the previous 2009 Defence White Paper,” said Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox.

“Today’s rate cut accurately reflects the state of the Australian economy and it is most welcome. It’s not a silver bullet but it will help industries on the wrong side of the resources boom. The size of this reduction is particularly important for non-mining trade exposed businesses in industries such as manufacturing and construction who are currently facing very difficult trading conditions,” said Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox.

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