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  • Abbott dips his toes in icy IR waters | Business Spectator
    workplace relations in his first term Now he s produced a cautious policy for limited reforms Anything more robust would have to wait for a second term after a Productivity Commission review and another election Everyone has their dance steps in this debate Whatever Abbott announced government and unions would see as the apparition of WorkChoices Conjuring up the ghost minister Bill Shorten said the opposition policy should send shivers up workers spines Business was always going to be disappointed intoning sorrow rather than anger while seizing on the offered scraps Hard line Liberals privately are critical of business for failing to campaign harder for change Like the NBN issue IR is always going to be difficult electorally for the Coalition so the announcement has been dropped into the pre budget week meaning it will soon be drowned out at least temporarily by Tuesday s events The policy is soft on workers but would clip the wings of the unions for whom life would anyway become much bleaker under a Coalition government This aspect makes it less anodyne than it may appear It would fetter unions access to workplaces limit their ability to hold projects hostage when greenfield deals were being negotiated and remove the ability to restrict the use of Labor s individual flexibility arrangements The Australian Building and Construction commission would be back and there would be a tougher approach to union governance including a Registered Organisations Commission as a watchdog to ensure the obligations are met Voters disgusted by the revelations of union corruption are likely to welcome the governance measures Abbott is playing on high profile bad behaviour The only people with anything to worry about from this policy are dodgy union officials and their supporters he said Business will like the checks on unions workplace power Abbott has steered right away from the formerly big debates over issues such as penalty rates and unfair dismissals Neither area will be touched He pointed to the modest changes the government recently brought in on unfair dismissals saying he wanted to see how these went The Coalition would encourage more flexible and productive working We support Labor s individual flexibility arrangements we want them to be more effective But statutory individual agreements won t be brought back although the government and ACTU say this is what the policy does Abbott is dwelling as much on what a Coalition government would not do as on the changes it would make He knows his challenge is to be believed Again there is that albatross from the man who is usually Abbott s hero Howard sprung WorkChoices on the electorate after unexpectedly winning control of the Senate So there are plenty of pledges from Abbott We will keep our word We will not deliver less than our policy and we will go no further These are the only changes that an incoming government will make in a first term Putting a sturdy fence around his policy is not just a reassurance to workers It s a message to business and maybe to the more gung ho of his own backbench Don t think that you can have a go at toughening up the policy after the election is won The it doesn t go far enough sentiment from business organisations is no bad thing for Abbott He knows business is fed up with the Labor so it is not going to turn anti Coalition because he is soft on IR And getting these criticisms reinforces the message that the policy isn t too scary or anti worker Asked about the business reaction spokesman Eric Abetz shot back We will not be a government for sectional interests Labor will push the scare campaign hard as part of trying to fan doubts about Abbott But this won t be an IR election and Labor may be fighting a yesterday battle It has some echoes of 2001 when the ALP was still flogging the GST That issue had nearly won it the 1998 election but next time round it had lost a great deal of its bite WorkChoices was decisive for Labor in 2007 and the memory was still potent in 2010 In 2013 industrial relations certainly remains potentially sticky for the Coalition but many voters probably will believe that it has learned the lesson Michelle Grattan is a professorial fellow at University of Canberra This story first appeared on The Conversation Reproduced with permission Print this page More from Michelle Grattan 13 Dec Growing pains for the adults in parliament 06 Dec Can iron man Abbott counter Hockey s muscle 05 Dec The Abbott Office learns the limits of control 03 Dec Christopher Pyne s good day at the office 29 Nov Fast and loose with truth and trust Related articles 14 Nov Apple investigated for tax fraud 07 Nov How Wal King s Spanish fleet took Leighton 06 Nov The making or breaking of Mr Infrastructure 21 Oct Why Sinodinos is hanging his job on super 08 Oct Wealth and power combine in the Senate More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Please log in or register to post comments Comments on this article Comments Policy James lastName Fri 2013 05 10 10 40 The Coalitions should put in laws that prohibit donations from anyone other than individuals like NSW after the election tony garner Fri 2013 05 10 12 27 Workchoices was good Workchoices worked Can we please have it back Graham Plowman Fri 2013 05 10 13 21 Most people outside of the union movement recognise that there wasn t really anything wrong with WorkChoices since it was simply a reflection of how 85 of the workforce is now working anyway What we have to remember is that unions represent less than 15 of the workforce They had their place at the begining of the last century but today they are irrelevant What we

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  • Business must stop buying peace with unions: Coalition | Business Spectator
    Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Business must stop buying peace with unions Coalition 6 May 2013 9 56 AM Industries Industrial relations Eric Abetz says Oppn would pursue prosecute industrial blackmail You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password A Coalition government will target businesses who donate to union slush funds to broker industrial peace and is promising to prosecute such deals according to The Australian Financial Review In an Australian Industry Group conference today opposition workplace spokesman Eric Abetz will call on business to avoid sweetheart deals and help eliminate the misuse of union members money donated to the Australian Workers Union the Transport Workers Union and the construction union the newspaper reported Governments cannot fix all of these problems it is also up to employers to stand united against these kinds of schemes and industrial blackmail Mr Abetz will say according to the newspaper Print this page Related articles 14 Nov Apple investigated for tax fraud 07 Nov How Wal King s Spanish fleet took Leighton 06 Nov The making or breaking of Mr Infrastructure 21 Oct Why Sinodinos is hanging his job on super 08 Oct Wealth and power combine in the

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  • Coalition open to IR review | Business Spectator
    to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Coalition open to IR review 2 May 2013 7 30 AM 2 Politics Election Industries Industrial relations Sinodinos says Productivity Commission review of policies would be educative You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password The opposition denies it will use the Productivity Commission as political cover to reinstate WorkChoices after offering its support for the body to scrutinise its pending industrial relations policy The Australian Financial Review reports According to the newspaper coalition senator Arthur Sinodinos says an analysis of the opposition s policy by the Productivity Commission the government s independent think tank was something that would be educative There s been a view certainly in the Labor Party and some parts of the commentariat that somehow because the labour market is made up of people therefore it s different and you can t subject it to the rigours of the Productivity Commission Senator Sinodinos said Opposition leader Tony Abbott is set to release hus industrial relations policy said to include the restoration of the Australian Building and Construction Commission will be released soon Print this page Related articles 08 Jan Abbott s deadly dilemma on electoral reform 07 Jan A hideous beast awaits Abbott s return 18 Dec Abbott s friendly Senate hangs in the balance 16 Dec Income tax has to go up 10 Dec Abbott s nightmare is unfolding in WA More from Business

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  • Thousands rally over Grocon's safety record | Business Spectator
    Telecommunication Latest stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Thousands rally over Grocon s safety record 30 Apr 2013 11 52 AM 1 Industries Construction and Engineering Industrial relations Protestors bring Melbourne to standstill following recent wall collapse deaths You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password As many as 10 000 protestors have amassed in Melbourne s CBD bringing Swanston Street almost to a standstill to highlight concerns about safety procedures at construction giant Grocon Fairfax Media reports According to the media outlet the rally organised by the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union CFMEU passed by Grocon s CUB site in Swanston Street where three people were killed after a wall collapsed last month Four organisations including WorkSafe are currently investigating the incident Both Grocon and Victorian premier Denis Napthine condemned the union over the protest Print this page Related articles 10 Jan New home sales lift in November 09 Jan Building approvals fall in November 08 Jan Fair Work Commission warns unions 08 Jan Residential construction lifts in December 07 Jan Boart Longyear appoints new CFO More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator

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  • Shirking from home? | Business Spectator
    time and pollution too And ah the delicious secret freedom to sit around in your shorts and light up a Havana to sharpen your non executive director s mind or to pour the golden glass of whisky to whet the drained author s quill If WFH is so good for many of us surely all the work life balance loving experts are spot on claiming that the same privilege spread widely across company employees will be a sure fire way to boost their productivity and work satisfaction Senator Stephen Conroy increasingly the minister for everything thinks so In November he plans to host National Telework Week to showcase the benefits of WFH though I wonder if he will lead the way by encouraging attendees to stay sitting in their homes clicking in remotely to hear his wisdom Prime Minister Julia Gillard apparently thinks so too When recently endorsing a Deloitte forecast that WFH will deliver an extra 3 2 billion a year to the nation s GDP by 2020 she touted how the national broadband network will treble home working public servants from four per cent to 12 per cent by the same year Hmm If GDP will climb by 3 2 billion because an extra 8 per cent of Canberra s mandarins are staying at home why stop there Think of our nation s massive productivity gains if we paid 100 per cent of public servants to stay at home Yet despite all that WFH is not universally praised Indeed two mammoth global companies have panned it as counterproductive Surprisingly these strident critics are not fusty old economy smoke stack firms or production line manufacturers They re not BHP Billiton nor obviously Virgin but two of the digital age s icons Google and Yahoo Take Marissa Myer the chief executive at Yahoo She has not merely criticised WFH she s banned it All of it Myer doesn t want Yahoos loitering in their hallway at home she wants them bumping into colleagues in the hallways at work In a confidential staff memo that stayed secret for as long as most companies take to change chief executives these days Yahoo s head of human resources wrote To become the absolute best place to work communication and collaboration will be important so we need to be working side by side That is why it is critical that we are all present in our offices Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions meeting new people and impromptu team meetings Speed and quality are often sacrificed when we work from home It s not just Yahoo that s exhibiting troglodytic tendencies either Patrick Pichette the global chief financial officer of search giant Google expressed similar pre historic sentiments when visiting Australia recently Working from the office is really important he sniffed There is something magical about spending the time together about noodling on ideas about asking at the computer What do you think of this These are the magical moments that we think at Google are immensely important in the development of your company of your own personal development and of building much stronger communities How many people telecommute at Google As few as possible says Pichette with ice in his voice It seems that the dumb old school way of working in the office hunched over your computer crammed into meeting rooms bumping into people at the water cooler and noodling on ideas is suddenly the smart new school way This Yahoo and Google assault on the new status quo unleashed a tempest of criticism in both social and traditional media including from Branson Another example was Slate s technology writer Farhad Manjoo who panned this new approach as myopic unfriendly and so boneheaded that I worry it s the product of spending too much time at the office Touché It s true that many studies show employee productivity improving through WFH One released in February Does working from home work by Stanford and Beijing researchers showed that WFH boosted the monitored workers performance by 13 per cent over a nine month period But research papers like this are often quoted loosely such as in the Slate article as if their pro WFH conclusions apply across the board when they may not These academic researchers raised a red flag about WFH limiting their encouraging findings to roles with characteristics akin to the call centre employees they studied people who require neither teamwork nor in person face time Quantity and quality of performance can be easily quantified and evaluated The link between effort and performance is direct they said Jobs they suggested were in sales IT support and secretarial assistance but they expressly pointed out their findings were far from universal Google and Yahoo undoubtedly have loads of people in such service roles as does Virgin But what s driving Google and Yahoo on WFH is fundamentally that creativity and teamwork need at least two to tango or rather to brainstorm Teamwork needs teams Cockpits need pilots That said even for teams and creative roles flexibility can be a plus But even if part of the job needs to be performed in the office it doesn t mean other parts can t be carved out for WFH In multi office organisations what does it matter if you re making that crucial phone or video call to colleagues in another city while sitting in your office and dressed in Armani or Dior versus in your shorts and a T shirt at home Big chunks of many jobs are WFH friendly but I suspect none of us would fly a pilot free airline and few would countenance work colleagues who chose to attend every single meeting by phone even if they were dressed in tuxedoes And coming back to that tasty topic of work life balance The home was once heralded as a refuge from work A place for down time For quality time with the kids as we

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  • John M Green | Business Spectator
    to protect a deal s integrity Since the GFC the game has gotten tougher by John M Green 2 02pm February 19 1 comment Conquering the dark days of capitalism The rise of crony capitalism among business elite is not far from recent scandals at the Catholic Church and BBC It is now time to return to a view of capitalism with virtue by John M Green 3 43pm November 20 4 comments When double entry accounting gets ugly As earning season kicks off this month businesses across the nation will be adopting the Venetian concept of double edge accounting But experience shows the method can lead to confusion by John M Green 2 36pm August 02 2 comments Apple of the media s eye Virtually the entire global media seems willing to suspend its usual collective disdain for press release journalism when it comes to Apple But why by John M Green 7 19pm March 16 1 comment Ageing CEOs are icons not relics Criticism of CEOs and non executive directors based purely on time served is absurd The critical test is performance over time plus attitude by John M Green 6 33am March 14 4 comments More zest when directors invest A new study shows companies with non executive directors who have big personal shareholdings outperform companies without by a big margin This is bad news for Australian investors by John M Green 6 24am February 18 6 comments Keeping foreign raids friendly As the debate about foreign ownership intensifies in Australia we could benefit from some deep thinking about our nation s future and by encouraging China to make one important business change by John M Green 9 30am November 12 Instant investor gratification must stop Continuous disclosure laws should be amended so that companies only need to disclose information if it would be materially price sensitive after allowing the overall market not just day traders a reasonable time to absorb it by John M Green 6 43am October 13 2 comments Cut the cut price capital raisings Before capital raisings begin in earnest to fund the next big round of M A there is one market practice which should be buried the issuing of equity at a discount to its market price by John M Green 6 26am September 15 Stranger than fiction So many investors didn t see the global financial crisis coming because it sounded too far fetched If only I d listened to the fiction writer in my head I would have been far better prepared by John M Green 6 25am July 16 1 comment Let s end knee jerk disclosure Continuous disclosure is a fine idea but instant disclosure can cause more harm than good by John M Green 6 15am June 18 3 comments It s too easy to blame the proxy Company directors usually come out blasting corporate governance proxy advisory firms during the AGM season but the real problem may lie with the institutions that hire them by John M Green 6 21am May 24 1 comment Let s unshackle generous directors Too few company directors give their time to the not for profit sector but if Canberra minimised the risk for directors by capping their liability the numbers would increase by John M Green 7 07am April 28 2 comments Counter cycle companies The unbalanced penny farthing company model that preferences a short termist approach has caused many of the collapses during the financial crisis by John M Green 6 40am October 08 1 comment ASIC s disclosure double bind The business community is finally starting to digest the James Hardie court decision and is realising that ASIC and the courts are pulling in different directions by John M Green 7 07am September 11 1 comment Socialising our stock markets The federal government s planned takeover of market supervision from the ASX is misguided risky and possibly illegal by John M Green 7 33am August 27 1 comment Page 1 Laws and disorder The wisdom of Clive Palmer With 30 000 pages of new laws printed each year it s no wonder Clive Palmer is worried about the consequences of not doing his required reading by John M Green 6 41am October 11 35 comments The AGM is badly broken Australia needs new laws around corporate disclosure to save the annual general meeting from being a backward looking waste of investors time by John M Green 2 25pm May 06 4 comments Shirking from home Big chunks of many jobs are work from home friendly and while the trend s getting a cold shoulder from Yahoo and Google it may be Virgin s new red So how far can it be taken by John M Green 11 22am April 29 5 comments The data goldmine we need to lock up Queensland s unfolding privacy debacle is a potent reminder of how little ability authorities have to protect personal data which can be revealed by negligent as well as nefarious individuals by John M Green 12 08pm March 08 1 comment Taking the odious option in a censorship war Even though Muslim cleric Man Haron Monis letters to the parents of killed Australian soldiers were offensive his potential two year sentence strikes at the heart of Australia s democracy by John M Green 4 15pm March 05 1 comment Keeping up with the insider traders Insider traders often get caught in the most unorthodox ways in bed with a mistress or acting as a regulator intended to protect a deal s integrity Since the GFC the game has gotten tougher by John M Green 2 02pm February 19 1 comment Conquering the dark days of capitalism The rise of crony capitalism among business elite is not far from recent scandals at the Catholic Church and BBC It is now time to return to a view of capitalism with virtue by John M Green 3 43pm November 20 4 comments When double entry accounting gets ugly As earning season

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  • AiG adds to business attack on Fair Work changes | Business Spectator
    But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu AiG adds to business attack on Fair Work changes 22 Apr 2013 11 58 AM 1 Industries Industrial relations Group tells Senate inquiry competition will be reduced by lopsided changes You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Business says competition will be reduced in Australia by the extremely lopsided second tranche of changes to the Fair Work Act according to The Australian Financial Review The Australian Industry Group told a Senate inquiry into the proposed changes that unions had had their rights extended in 157 areas under the Fair Work Act the newspaper reported Ai Group chief executive Innes Willox said the increased rights for unions and employees spanned union right of entry bullying claims penalty rates flexible work arrangements parental leave work hours and rostering The attack on the reforms has been backed by the BHP Billiton the Australian Mines and Metals Association the Master Builders the National Farmers Federation and the Australian Chamber of Commerce Last week BHP Billiton said the changes will force miners to respond to a barrage of requests for flexible working hours and initiate consultations for every roster change Prime Minister Julia Gillard defended Labor s policy saying it had moved the industrial relations pendulum back to the centre Print this page Related articles 14 Nov Apple investigated for tax fraud 07 Nov How Wal King

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  • Industrial relations | Business Spectator
    for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories REVIEW Nokia Lumia 1520 The Nokia 1520 sports a number of key upgrades that bring it the Window s phone platform to parity with its Android competition But does this phablet do enough to sway attention from its rivals Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Is the EU about to abdicate climate leadership The rift over energy and climate policy is widening in Europe as politicians feel the pressure from the continent s ongoing economic crisis The nuclear renaissance is stone cold dead There is no nuclear recovery with the industry last year flailing to stay above water in key markets and its share of global electricity continuing a seemingly inexorable decline Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Industrial relations Coalition readies IR reforms Oppn consults industry on plan to bolster employers workplace powers 6 11am April 09 2 comments States align to bust building unions The cosy relationship between major builders and unions is set to come to an end on the eastern seaboard now NSW has to agreed strict new rules Constructions firms like Leighton will need to get on board or lose government contracts by Robert Gottliebsen 7 12am March 25 11 comments Fair Work Act changes will hurt economy business groups Leaders of several business groups wrote to MPs to argue against changes 5 15pm March 19 Page 2 More from Business Spectator Technology Adapt or die Commercial The Future of Energy Family Business Alan Kohler s Family Business China China Spectator Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 Stock search Find stock prices and information about ASX listed companies Type the company

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