IN THS POST: You get Super if paid over $450 month. Real life story: how a casual got the Award. ABN and Pty Ltd - read this Our post about casuals owed Super, and entitled to Worker's Compensation sure hit a nerve overnight. (No thanks to Anon 1 and Anon 2 for the threats). Obviously shonky...Read more ?
At ENTECH CX heard case after case of production firms complaining that they KNEW other firms were NOT paying 9% super for casual contractor crews. One larger production firm are telling contractors they are not entitled, and routinely charging 9% less for labour.Here's the GOOD / BAD news: ALL CONTRACTORS...Read more ?
The National Safety Summit at ENTECH attracted a truly representative cross section of the entertainment and events industry on Thursday 19th July. It was standing room only at Melbourne Park, as the industry heard how a Code or Guidelines could be put together, and discussed wider safety and training...Read more ?
"The decision to host the G20 Summit in Brisbane highlights the dilemma faced by the exhibition and event industry which is still waiting for a government decision on interim facilities while new conference and exhibition facilities are built at Sydney's Darling Harbour". says Spice News. The G20 decision...Read more ?
Think long and hard about who you bank with. Bankwest fell over in the global financial crisis and was purchased by the CBA (Commonwealth Bank) for a low $2.1 billion. CBA then set about gutting the Bankwest loan book, calling in anything that they didn't like. They had a commercial reason to do it: any loan...Read more ?
We’ve never had so many seminars, training sessions, and trade events to attend! So now CX brings you the master guide to what’s on, and where, all the way to spring time. Best of all, some of these are not only free but you also get catering! First off the rank is ROSS VIDEO, holding a national...Read more ?
Yahoo Google and most Silicon Valley firms face a skills shortage not unlike the technical production industry. But with profits per worker as high as $2.2 million per worker (Apple) and averaging $208,000 across the board, the comparison is not financial. Most tech production workers account for as little...Read more ?
As with the Indiana disaster last August, there is absolutely nothing official being said by anyone, at the ernest advice of lawyers, who would always sanction silence. It is our policy to run an intelligent and unbiased debate on ANYTHING that affects our industry, so here goes.... First up, here...Read more ?
In the absence of any agreed standards, let's start right NOW and assemble best practice into one simple set of guidelines.Start with the rule in place at some of the better concert production firms:1. Crosscheck before flying. Notice how flight crew 'arm doors and crosscheck'? That's so they don't blow...Read more ?
The next course of action is already cast. Before the Radiohead collapse the industry in Australia arranged a summit, which will be held on July 19 in Melbourne.This follows a national series of Seminars hosted by CX in February. The theme that emerged from those seminars was that promoters and production...Read more ?