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Whither the Abbott Govt? Tune in or turn up and find out

Apart from the paid parental leave, which still has some big hurdles to clear before it appears in some form, and a reduction in corporate tax rates down to 28%, no major changes are looming with the election of a new Federal Government – but there are some things you will need to keep an eye on.

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The last time Australia changed governments, employers had to weather a storm of legislative reform, exemplified by the Fair Work Act and model work health and safety laws.
 
What’s likely to happen now that we have a Coalition Government? While they gave some indications during the election campaign, since the election they have been playing their cards close to their chest.
 
WorkplaceInfo recently held a webinar where our panel of experts — Luis Izzo from Australian Business Lawyers & Advisors, Andrew Williams from the Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre, and Michael Derin and Norman Howe from the Azure Group — discussed likely changes in industrial relations, apprenticeships, education and training, tax and superannuation.
 
Apart from the paid parental leave, which still has some big hurdles to clear before it appears in some form, and a reduction in corporate tax rates down to 28.5 per cent, no major changes are looming — but there are some things you will need to keep an eye on.
 
More than 400 employers tuned in to the live event, making it one of our most popular webinars. If you missed out on the day you can still watch the webinar either on YouTube or below.
 
 
 


Employment Minister to address Business Chamber luncheon
Meanwhile, if you want to hear about new employer initiatives in person, new Employment Minister Senator Eric Abetz will be speaking about the Abbott Government’s Fair Work policies at the next NSW Business Chamber Leaders Luncheon next Friday, 22 November.
 
 
 
To be held at The Star Room, Darling Harbour, in the IMAX Theatre Complex, tickets for the lunch are $75 a head or $700 for a table of ten (incl GST).
 
Phone 13 26 96 or email for more details.
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