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Fitness Australia brings industry stakeholders together on key issues

Fitness Australia brings industry stakeholders together on key issues
June 5, 2017

With a range of significant issues set to impact the industry, Fitness Australia last week brought a diverse array of key stakeholders together at an extraordinary meeting.

In a show of industry unity, a combination of both Fitness Australia registered and non-registered fitness businesses and powerbrokers, representing a range of modalities, exchanged views in an attempt to take stock of the direction of the industry and pressing issues including:

• The National Training Package review
• The Fair Work Ombudsman’s interest in ‘sham contracting’
• Changes to the 457 Visa arrangement
• Fringe benefits tax exemption campaign
• Fair Work Commission ruling on ‘all up casual rates’, and
• The potential of increased tariffs resulting from the amalgamation of music licensing bodies APRA and PPCA tariff collecting functions   

The afternoon was an opportunity for all corners of the Australian fitness industry to voice concerns, share ideas and project into the future, but also a chance for Fitness Australia to better understand those concerns and how best to move forward in terms of addressing them at the appropriate level.

Commenting on the discussions, Fitness Australia Chief Executive Bill Moore (pictured) stated “this was a truly rare opportunity to bring such a diversity of people and businesses together, and our industry is better for it.

“As a peak body, we’re all about taking the leadership role in the industry and achieving positive outcomes for all.

“At its core, Fitness Australia represents the interests of the fitness industry as a whole, whether that be to Government or otherwise, and part of doing that effectively is understanding the real concerns, challenges – as well as positives – that are happening out there on the ground.

“That’s what this meeting was all about, and those outcomes will shape how we approach representing the industry moving forward.”

For more information go to www.fitness.org.au

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24th March 2017 - FITNESS INDUSTRY BENEFITS FROM DECLINE IN SPORT PARTICIPATION

23rd February 2017 - FAIR WORK COMMISSION CUTS SUNDAY AND PUBLIC HOLIDAY PENALTY RATES 

20th February 2017 - ADVERTISING WATCHDOG FINDS ANYTIME FITNESS CAMPAIGN BREACHES STANDARDS

15th December 2016 - APRA AND PPCA AGREE UNIFIED MUSIC LICENSING SYSTEM

8th August 2016 - FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN STEPS IN TO STOP CANBERRA GYM UNDERPAYING PERSONAL TRAINER 

20th December 2015 - FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN ORDERS LAUNCESTON FITNESS CLUB OWNER TO COMPENSATE INSTRUCTOR

17th May 2010 - FITNESS CENTRES HIT BY TRIBUNAL DECISION ON MUSIC FEES

16th March 2009 - FITNESS MUSIC BATTLE HEADS TO COURT


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