​Hiring workers Down Under? Be aware of the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO). The FWO was established in Australia under the 2009 federal Fair Work Act. That legislation governs the relationship between employees and employers in Australia. The FWO’s mandate is to “promote and monitor compliance with the Fair Work Act, investigate potential breaches of the Fair Work Act, and, if necessary, take the matter to court or refer it to relevant authorities.” For example, ridesharing provider Uber is up against the F

Source: In Australia, Ombudsman Pursues Work Violations

The WPP-owned media agency holding group, which controls more than $2bn of advertising spend, has been without a leader since the retirement of stalwart John Steedman in the middle of the year. In a statement Lollback said: “It is a great honour to lead GroupM in Australia, particularly at a time of acute transformation in our industry. We have seen enormous change over the past five years, and the next five will be incomparable. GroupM Australia’s diverse and unrivalled talent, from top to bottom across the business, places it in a formidable position for the future.”

Source: McDonald’s chief marketing officer Mark Lollback named CEO of GroupM – mUmBRELLA

Media agency OMD has completed one of its most in-depth pieces of research in a move to more accurately plot the path to purchase in the notoriously complex travel sector.The agency conducted studies in Australia and China, interviewing more than 800 travellers in each country, to better understand how, what and where they are consuming media.

Source: OMD research charts path to purchase in travel sector in bid to better target ad spend – mUmBRELLA