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news & editorials

  1. Workplace traffic management
    08.02.2018
    08.02.2018
    by      In
    The interaction between pedestrians and vehicles in the workplace presents a major WH&S hazard. Until now there has been very little legislation relating to the subject.
    Safe Work Australia has published a general guide on traffic management, together with specific guides for aspects such as... Read More
  2. Lapp Australia HQ
    31.01.2018
    31.01.2018
    by      In
    One of the world’s leading providers of branded cable and connector systems and integrated electrical and automation engineering solutions, Lapp, has set up a fully fledged subsidiary in Australia.
    Lapp Australia – headquartered in new 3100m2 premises at Eastern Creek, Sydney – will meet demand... Read More
  3. Lots of money
    24.01.2018
    24.01.2018
    by      In
    This year looks likely to be the last chance for small businesses to take advantage of the Federal Government’s $20,000 instant asset write-off. So any business with an annual turnover of less than $10 million has until 30th June 2018 to make a qualifying investment.
    The scheme originated in the... Read More
  4. Australian flag
    11.01.2018
    11.01.2018
    by      In
    It’s official: Australia is an Innovation Champion. That is the view of the US Consumer Technology Association, which launched its inaugural International Innovation Scorecard at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
    The scorecard is a development from the association’s annual ranking of US... Read More
  5. Maintenance is important
    12.12.2017
    12.12.2017
    by      In
    There’s no getting away from the simple fact that all machinery requires some degree of maintenance. But too many Australian companies – large and small – are cutting corners when it comes to looking after their most important assets.
    Whether it’s a log-book 10,000km service on the family car or a... Read More
  6. 07.12.2017
    07.12.2017
    by      In
    It’s official: Industry Update is on the rise. The November 2017 issue of the magazine was distributed to 19,030 subscribers – a figure confirmed by an independent auditors’ report to the Audited Media Association of Australia (AMAA).
    The figure, which corresponds to a circulation in excess of 76,... Read More
  7. Manufacturing data up
    01.12.2017
    01.12.2017
    by      In
    The manufacturing sector bounced back into high growth territory in November, reversing a slowing trend that had become evident over the previous two months. The AI Group’s Australian PMI rose well away from the “break-even” 50 mark, rising to 57.3 for the month, reversing a trend that had seen it... Read More
  8. 28.11.2017
    28.11.2017
    by      In
    The Australian medical profession is complicit in the over-prescription of opioid painkillers. This shocking claim has been made to Industry Update by more than one sufferer during our research into the scale of the nation’s over-use of prescription medications and its implications for workplace... Read More
  9. 09.11.2017
    09.11.2017
    by      In
    As federal and state governments have increased their focus on manufacturing industry over the past year, hubs and education initatives have sprung up all over the country. 
    The Queensland Labor Party is continuing this trend, and has announced it will spend $30 million on a proposed initiative... Read More
  10. Manufacturing grows despite automotive closures
    01.11.2017
    01.11.2017
    by      In
    Australian manufacturing continued to grow in October, despite the closure of both the country’s remaining automotive assembly plants. The Ai Group’s Australian PMI came in at 51.1 for the month, a figure that is still indicative of growth, albeit at a much-reduced rate than in recent months.
    It... Read More