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  • Unions respond positively to budget by

    Unions have responded positively to the Federal Government’s 2009-10 Budget, with ACTU president Sharan Burrow calling it a “budget for jobs, jobs and jobs, with a bit of tough love on the side”

  • More thought needed on superannuation by

    While the Federal Government announced in last night’s budget that it will raise the qualifying age for the pension from 65 to 67 progressively over six months from 2017, cuts to concessional superannuation contribution rates appear to have been made without a clear long-term retirement income framework, according to Mercer

  • New industrial body for workplace laws by

    The Federal Government will introduce a new independent industrial umpire, Fair Work Australia, which will consolidate seven separate federal agencies and commence in July

  • Retrenched employees to get assistance by

    The Federal Government will provide $298.5 million to support retrenched employees as part of the 2009-10 Budget

  • Swine flu may catch employers on the trot by HCA

    A swine flu pandemic could have serious OHS and business continuity implications for businesses, and those that are unprepared will be hardest hit, Zoe Lyon writes

  • Put HR metrics in place now by

    The economic downturn has created a window of opportunity for organisations to put in place relevant HR metrics, according to a recent report from the Bernard Hodes Group

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