Decision protects horticulture industry from back pay risks

"The Australian Industry Group welcomes the decision of a Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission to vary the coverage of the Horticulture Award, backdated eight years, to preserve flexible and cost-competitive employment conditions in the horticulture industry. The decision is the outcome of a major case in which the Australian Industry Group strongly opposed a push by the National Union of Workers (NUW) to impose warehousing award conditions on horticulture businesses. The claim would have cost horticultural businesses many millions of dollars a year," Innes Willox, Chief Executive of the Australian Industry Group said.

Australia’s first gazpacho has arrived

Austchilli, Australia’s largest chilli company and makers of AvoFresh have delivered the ultimate summer snack with the launch of Muchas Gazpacho - Australia’s first range of gazpachos. Gazpacho, pronounced guh-spah-choh, for those of who aren’t in the know, is a Spanish soup made of raw blended vegetables and served cold.