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SPEECH-JOBS AUSTRALIA – UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE MELBOURNE THURSDAY, 10 OCT...

October 10, 2019

UNDERSTANDING MENTAL HEALTH IN THE WORKPLACE

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CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY CONTRACTS AGAIN

October 07, 2019

The construction industry has faced another steep decline for the 13th consecutive month, under the Morrison Liberal Government and yet they have no plan whatsoever to deal with the significant structural issues facing the industry.

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CSIRO JOBS AND RESEARCH UNDER THREAT BY STAFFING CAP

October 04, 2019

Labor is concerned that the Morrison Government’s cap on public sector staffing numbers is hurting the CSIRO and undermining its role in advancing science and innovation.

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ACCC VINDICATES LABOR’S CALL FOR NBN SERVICE STANDARDS BUT MORE ACTION ON SMALL BUSINESS IS NEEDED

October 02, 2019

The ACCC has vindicated Labor’s call for improved NBN service standards, in a sweeping draft determination proposing remedies for delays in fixing NBN line faults, a step Labor has advocated for since June 2018.

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THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR IS CRITICAL TO AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE

October 02, 2019

The latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics paints a fairly sombre reflection of the Australian manufacturing industry, begging the question, what is the Morrison Government’s plan to help manufacturers to grow and become globally competitive?

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LABOR WELCOMES ACCC INVESTIGATION INTO SMALL BUSINESS PAYMENT TIME “RORTOCRACY”

September 30, 2019

Labor welcomes confirmation the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), and reportedly ASIC, will investigate delayed payment times and ‘reverse factoring’ forced on small businesses by large ones.

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