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Government procurement - how low is too low

A 2013 ASIAL member survey found that 27% of respondents chose not to tender for government contracts because they simply couldn’t compete with the contract prices quoted by others and couldn’t make a sustainable profit.

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National Terrorism Public Alert level increased

The Government has raised the National Terrorism Public Alert level from Medium to High. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said there is no knowledge of a specific attack plan but evidence points to increased likelihood of a terrorist attack in Australia.

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  • VIC Industry Briefing

    Date: 16/10/2014

    Hear from the new manager of Licensing and Regulation Division, Superintendent Brett Curran, and Lowri Burman, Senior Education Officer, Fair Work Ombudsman speaking about the local government procurement education campaign.

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  • 2014 Security Industry Awards for Excellence Dinner

    Date: 23/10/2014

    Announcement of the winners of the 2014 Industry Awards for Excellence Dinner will take place at The Ivy, Sydney.

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    At ASIAL we represent a lot of members faced with unfair dismissal claims from employees. Unfortunately, most of the time we only hear about when it is too late. We go into damage control; trying to get the best result out of a bad situation.

  • Government procurement – how low is too low?

    Doing business with government can be a both rewarding and challenging experience. A 2013 ASIAL member survey found that 27% of respondents chose not to tender for government contracts because they simply couldn’t compete with the contract prices quoted by others and couldn’t make a sustainable profit. Of the 73% who stated that they did compete for government work, price was by far the most important factor in determining the outcome. Quality service provision and the requirement to provide proof of the ability to deliver the service ran a distant second and third.

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Fair Work Commission rejects Low Paid Authorisation Application

In late 2013 United Voice (ACT Branch) made a Low Paid Authorisation application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) to join four security companies to a Multiple Employer Agreement. The ramifications of a decision in favour of the Union’s application could have had far reaching effects on the security industry and employers involved may have been forced to participate collectively in negotiations with the Union for Multi-Employer Workplace Agreements.

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