1. 01.05.2014
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    Steep rises in NSW gas prices will have a massive impact on industry, the Australian Industry Group has warned.
    Australian Industry Group NSW Director Mark Goodsell called on state and federal governments to ease pressures on supply and price.
    “The impacts of rising gas prices are only just... Read More
  2. Engineering construction set for sharp decline: report
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    Engineering construction activity is expected to fall heavily over the next five years, impacting on employment and economic growth, according to leading construction industry analyst and economic forecaster, BIS Shrapnel.
    In its new civil construction report, Engineering Construction in Australia... Read More
  3. 24.04.2014
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    The Australian Metal Workers Union (AMWU) has welcomed a new report that warns that Australia’s manufacturing sector must up-skill if it is to compete with the world's best.
    The Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA) study found Australia will need a more highly skilled and qualified... Read More
  4. 22.04.2014
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    A new study by the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency has found Australia will need a more highly skilled and qualified workforce to build a competitive, high-end Australian manufacturing base over the next decade.
    The Manufacturing Workforce Study report, released this week, at a... Read More
  5. 16.04.2014
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    New Zealand’s manufacturing activity has continued its upward spiral, according to the latest industry data.
    The latest seasonally adjusted BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) – for March was 58.4. (A reading above 50.0 indicates expansion)
    This was 1.9 points higher than the... Read More
  6. 04.12.2013
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    After a promising two months of mild expansion in activity, the Australian manufacturing sector slipped back in November, according to the latest industry data.
    The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index, (Australian PMI) fell by 5.4 points in November to 47.7... Read More
  7. 28.11.2013
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    A Toyota Australia executive has admitted that Holden’s factory closure would make it difficult for Toyota to maintain its Australian operations.
    According to a report from Toyota’s executive director of sales and marketing Tony Cramb said it would be difficult for Toyota to achieve... Read More
  8. China currency deal to boost trade
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    The recent landmark currency agreement between Australia and China is good news for Australian manufacturers.
    Under the agreement, exporters will be able to directly trade the Australian dollar with the yuan and vice versa.
    The deal, which was struck during Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s China... Read More
  9. MPs urged to support manufacturing reform
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    Sue Morphet … ‘profound difference’
    Manufacturing Australia (MA), a business coalition of Australia’s biggest manufacturers, has called on senior politicians from all parties to support proposals aimed at boosting industry and creating new jobs.
    Newly appointed MA chairperson Sue Morphet... Read More
  10. Manufacturing activity contracts again
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    Innes Willox … ‘tough going’
    Australia's manufacturing sector has contracted for an eighth consecutive month following continuing falls in selling prices and new orders.
    The latest Australian Industry Group performance of manufacturing index (PMI), recorded 45.2 in October – a rise of 1.1 over the... Read More