MGA - Your Voice. Representing our industry and your business at federal, state, local and regulator levels. MGA is there, meeting with the decision makers and “making the case” for the sustainability and prosperity of our members' futures.
Recent Achievements include:
Competition – effects test changes to Section 46 for fairer competition – Now Law
Fuel Shopper Dockets – maintained at 4c per litre. Enforceable undertaking by the ACCC
Carbon Tax Repealed – Saving $70m ($36m refrigerated gas and $34m energy)
Tobacco – rotation of graphic health warnings – a saving of $6m
Unfair Contract Terms – MGA advocated for the tightening of unfair contract terms.
Company Tax Reduction – 30% to 27.5% for sales less than $50m
Currently working on:
WAGES AND CONDITIONS
Fair work Commission 4 year review of GRA
Fair work Commission FY 2019 National Wage Review
Reduction in Sunday penalty rates 100% to 50% - 4 Year review
Review of Fair Work Act
Vulnerable Workers Legislation
Review of the WA Industrial Relations System - WA
PLANNING AND ZONING
Sustainable Retail Planning and Development – All States
Working with ACCC on rising electricity Pricing Inquiry.
Participating in energy distribution channels – landlord to tenant - Queensland
Oppose further liberalisation – WA, SA and Queensland
ILLICIT AND ILLEGAL TOBACCO
Currently participating in parliamentary hearings, reinforcing media and raising awareness
Tobacco regulations and retail tobacco licence issues – all states
Ban plastic bags – SA, ACT, Queensland and Tasmania
CONTAINER DEPOSIT SCHEMES/LEGISLATION
Consultation and raising awareness of industry concerns with the minister, nothing is happening at a national level. Current by state status:
WA January 2019
SA – existing
ACT – July 2018
NSW – Implemented December 2017
Queensland – July 2018
COMPLIANCE AND LICENCING
Red tape and cost burdens – Victorian and NSW - also currently working with Prime Minister’s office.
National Weights and Measures – participating in workshops re Unit Pricing Reforms
Packaged Liquor Licensing – Victoria, ACT and NSW
Introduction of Package Liquor Licensing – South Australia and Queensland
Take Away Food Ingredients labellini – kilojoule counts – SA, Victoria, NSW Queensland
National Harmonisation of OH&S – Victoria and WA still to participate
Australian Food and Grocery Code of Conduct – MGA involved with ACCC consultative process
One of the biggest challenges facing business today! Working at a federal level to raise awareness and develop an education program.
ACCC 5 Year Review of Consumer Law
ACCC – Opposing the BP Caltex Authorisation Application – MGA lodged a submission opposing.