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Solar Farm burns money

Imagine putting $100 in the bank and getting back a guaranteed $83 a year for four years, and then $59 a year for the next decade — all taxed at a maximum rate of 30 per cent. Your 2.9 per cent high interest saver account, taxed at 39 per cent, isn’t looking so good.

Courtesy of Australian electricity users, and the stupidity of the commonwealth government, Saudi Arabia’s Abdul Latif Jameel Energy, which bought Spanish solar farm builder Fotowatio in early 2015, has indeed struck such stellar returns.

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The employer/employee pay disconnect

All business owners and managers have at some point been in the position of reviewing employee pays. Most will only do this in the context of a person being paid $X per hour in wages, as opposed to outlining the full costs of employment and what employers provide in terms of employment benefits.

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Evolutionary Times for RD Williams

Rod Williams has been widely acknowledged as improving the Earthmoving industry in Australia by raising the industry standards of used machinery dealers. Since 1988, Rod’s principles of standing behind everything his business does through giving the market top quality products at value for money prices has guided the direction of the RD Williams businesses.

It is this consistent goal to be the best at meeting the needs of the market that has now driven RD Williams to evolve. To become even easier to do business with, the businesses are streamlining the business names to simply RDW.

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Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Our industry is being badly let down by the lack of planning in infrastructure development. Look no further than the lack of planning regarding easing congestion around Brisbane. In 2009, plans were drawn for a $7 billion Cross River Rail (CRR). Upon change in Government in 2012, this was scrapped and replaced with Brisbane’s Bus and Train (BaT) project...

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March News from RD Williams

At a recent Sunday trip to Coolangatta, it struck me how many of the retailers in the main shopping centre were closed. The large retailers and restaurant chains were pretty much the only options. Considering this is a major tourist area and how busy the beaches were, there was clearly no shortage of potential customers. And therein lies the foundation for understanding the recent decision by the Fair Work Commission (FWC was set up by Julia Gillard as an independent body free of political interference, and tasked by Bill Shorten to review award conditions at four yearly intervals).

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Workplace Health and Safety for Machinery Operators

Staying limber while on the job mightn’t seem like the top thing on your daily priority list but for operators of heavy machinery, it is a vital part of workplace health and safety procedures. If you’re a machinery operator, truck driver, or project supervisor it is not uncommon to spend a typical 40 hour week in a seated position. While sitting at a desk or in the drivers’ seat while operating heavy machinery is an essential part of the job it can, however, have detrimental effects on the health of your body and overall well-being.

 

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January News from RD Williams

In this month’s latest news offering, we focus on industry predictions for 2017, dispelling “non-genuine” misinformation, and a fun POP QUIZ for you all! Read on to find out more…

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INDUSTRY UPDATE: Toowoomba Second Range Crossing

Construction of the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing is progressing full steam ahead. Let’s get digging this New Year, with the tools you need from RDW.

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Out With The New, In With The Old: Benefits Of Used Machinery

When it comes to purchasing heavy machinery you want to make sure you’re buying the best machinery to suit your needs. Many assume that brand new machinery is the best choice. But this simply isn’t true.

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Know Your Componentry: New, Used and Reconditioned Components

When it comes to purchasing heavy machinery components, you want to make sure you’re buying the optimum solution to suit your needs. You are making a substantial investment into the future life of your machine, after all.

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