Supporting Industry with Lower Energy Prices and Staff Investment is Key

April 18, 2018 At a meeting to discuss gaining relief for printers on the energy crisis and reinvigorating the industry through an increase in government support to train apprentices PIAA President Mr Walter Kuhn met with Opposition Leader Mr Bill Shorten. “We discussed the energy crisis with Mr Shorten and were pleased that he highlighted in order to …

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ACTU Declares War on Small Business

April 12, 2018 PIAA CEO Andrew Macaulay says; “The statements from ACTU signal a direction to walk away from an enterprise bargaining system that ushered in one of the great periods of prosperity, opportunity and middle class growth in Australia’s history. The ALP and Coalition can both be proud of their leadership in this achievement.”   PIAA will …

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Frydenberg addresses Energy Crisis

April 11, 2018 Calls by Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg in his National Press Club address for practical outcomes to be put ahead of ideologies in addressing national energy issues are strongly supported by the Printing Industries Association of Australia. The PIAA welcomes Energy Minister Frydenberg’s comments acknowledging the overwhelming desire of business for a common-sense approach to …

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NSW to inject $30 million into upskilling small businesses

April 6, 2018 New South Wales SME’s to benefit from $30 million investment in small business upskilling. Deputy Premier, Minister for Skills and Minister for Small Business, John Barilaro joined the Minister responsible for TAFE NSW Adam Marshall yesterday to announce NSW small businesses and their staff now have access to free business skills training thanks to a …

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Profile of Printing Industry rising among WA politicians

April 4, 2018 Momentum continues to build following the successful initiatives of Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA) to engage State and Federal politicians in understanding the impact of the energy crisis facing our industry. Industry representations met with WA Government MLC Mr Robin Scott recently.

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Tax cuts critical for printing and packaging industry

March 28, 2018 The Printing Industries Association of Australia expresses its deep disappointment that the Turnbull Government’s proposed tax cuts have been postponed after failing to secure the support of the Senate.
The Printing Industries Association of Australia is a strong supporter of corporate tax relief. Australian businesses unpin all economic activity in Australia. “Taxing profits is a tax on jobs and a tax on economic growth,” says Andrew Macaulay CEO of PIAA.

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SA Election highlights risk for industry and the state

March 22, 2018 The preliminary results are in from the South Australian election last weekend and indications are that it may not be a smooth start for Premier Steven Marshall’s Liberal Party Government.
Inspiration for the change in leadership after 16 years of Labor at the helm appears to have been driven by the Liberal’s aggressive 100-day plan. But the practicality of implementing it may well be stymied by parliament’s upper house.

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SA Political Parties Under the Spotlight

March 14, 2018 The hype of political noise is in full swing as we head to the South Australia State Election this weekend. But how do the political parties compare when it comes to policy that directly affects our industry? PIAA puts the political parties under the spotlight.

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Shape vital industry skills forecasting

March 13, 2018 Review the draft skills forecast for the Printing and Graphic Arts Industry Reference Committee now out and help ensure it will meet our total industry needs into the future.

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PIAA urges caution with adoption of new safety standard

March 12, 2018 The new international standard for occupational health and safety systems, ISO 45001, is expected to be published this week, but ‘proceed with caution’ is the advice coming from PIAA.

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