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  1. 30.05.2018
    30.05.2018
    by      In
    Plastic pollution is one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time. Yet this is a problem for which we can all be part of the solution.
    Last week, our guest sustainability writer Samantha Cross, founder of the Plastic Police Programme, joined with Australia’s sustainability leaders for... Read More
  2. 24.05.2018
    24.05.2018
    by      In
    The world of workplace health and safety descended on the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre yesterday for the first day of the all-new Workplace Health & Safety Show. And it did so in big numbers, with the opening day attendance estimated in excess of 1200.
    It helped that the show is... Read More
  3. 15.05.2018
    15.05.2018
    by      In
    In the end, National Manufacturing Week 2018 reflected the relative confidence of Australian manufacturing industry when it closed its doors after three days on Friday 11th May. But it was indeed the end, as organiser Reed Exhibitions revealed that NMW 2018 would be the last NMW to be held in... Read More
  4. 08.05.2018
    08.05.2018
    by      In
    Australian manufacturing continued its run of growth in April 2018, with the Ai Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index coming in at 58.3 for the month – a positive figure, albeit down 4.8 points from the all-time record set in March. The figures mark the 19th consecutive month of expanding or... Read More
  5. 07.05.2018
    07.05.2018
    by      In
    Australia's PMI jumped up to 63.1 in March, surpassing the previous record of 62.1 (set in May 2002) and marking the highest rate of expansion since records began. “March marked an eighteenth month of expanding or stable conditions for the Australian PMI, the longest run of continuous expansion... Read More
  6. 07.05.2018
    07.05.2018
    by      In
    Australia’s largest showcase of manufacturing innovation and inspiration, National Manufacturing Week (NMW), returns to Sydney Showground from 9th to 11th May 2018. The three-day event provides an unrivalled opportunity for industry decision-makers to network, collaborate and learn about the next... Read More
  7. 22.03.2018
    22.03.2018
    by      In
    Topics from mental health to forklift safety will feature among the 14 presentations within the free education programme for the Workplace Health & Safety Show 2018. Running over both days of the show (23rd and 24th May), the programme will see industry professionals shed light on the most... Read More
  8. 16.03.2018
    16.03.2018
    by      In
    In the 1960s, as much as a quarter of Australia’s workforce was employed in the manufacturing sector, and the industry fuelled 25% of the nation’s economy, according to the Productivity Commission. Half a century on, the closure of Toyota, Ford and then General Motors in October 2017 seemed to... Read More
  9. 02.03.2018
    02.03.2018
    by      In
    Ask most Australians and they will tell you that manufacturing in Australia is dead or dying. Ford, Toyota, Holden – all gone. Their suppliers – doors shut. Harley Davidson rides no more. We can’t even share a lift with other Australians as our bus manufacturers are closing down (Custom Bus in... Read More
  10. 01.03.2018
    01.03.2018
    by      In
    February proved to be another strong month for manufacturing, with the Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index continuing to show strong growth. 
    The index landed at 57.5 last month, 1.2 down from January's high: while a slight decrease, the industry continues its strong trend of growth both... Read More