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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Model yourself on successful people

March 5, 2018 Successful people have three things in common: they know where they are now; they know where they want to be; and they move further along the connecting path each day. Their actions become the key determinants of their success.
Here is a summary of what we see as those qualities and the actions required to model yourself you successful people...

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PIAA driving printing vocational training

March 1, 2018 Momentum for vocational education and training in the printing industry builds on the groundwork laid by Printing Industries Association of Australia (PIAA).
Skills Tasmania has endorsed Holmesglen Institute as the Registered Training Organisation providing print training in Tasmania, following the announcement by TAFE SA that they will withdraw from the state.

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Step up McCormack

February 26, 2018 The PIAA welcomes the appointment of Michael McCormack as the new Leader of the National Party and Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister.
The PIAA is pleased to see a Deputy Prime Minister who has a background in the print sector, and in the SME space, and we look forward to continuing our dialogue.

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Open letter to the Printing Industry

February 23, 2018 Andrew Macaulay's open letter to the printing industry to demand the relief from crippling energy prices. Sign the petition demanding action and get involved by contacting your member of state and federal parliament!

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Q&A focus on energy pricing impact on manufacturing

February 20, 2018 Andrew Macaulay, CEO of Printing Industries, challenged panelists Josh Frydenberg, Minister for the Environment and Energy, and Chris Bowen, opposition Treasury spokesperson, as to what tangible relief they can provide industry now to combat the crippling impact of energy prices on Q&A last night.

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