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  1. 16.04.2014
    16.04.2014
    by      In
    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
  2. 04.12.2013
    04.12.2013
    by      In
    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
  3. 28.11.2013
    28.11.2013
    by      In
    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 News.com.au Toyota’s executive director of sales and marketing Tony Cramb said it would be difficult for Toyota to achieve... Read More
  4. China currency deal to boost trade
    10.04.2013
    10.04.2013
    by      In
     
    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
  5. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     

    Dr Ed Frazelle … time-proven strategies

    World supply chain and logistics expert Dr Edward Frazelle will visit Australia in October for a series of executive seminars in major capital cities.
     
    For the first time in Australia, Dr Frazelle will reveal how companies can unlock the door to a... Read More
  6. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The Australian Industry Group has called for a 15 percent increase in Australia’s immigration intake to meet current and future skills shortages.
    The AiGroup wants immigration numbers increased from 190,000 this year to 220,000 for the 2014-15 financial year – with an emphasis on skilled workers.... Read More
  7. Pfizer to close Sydney plant axing 140 jobs
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Pharmaceutical company Pfizer plans to shut down its Sydney manufacturing plant in 2015, with about 140 workers set to lose their jobs.
    The company announced last week it would it phase out operations at the West Ryde plant, which produces tablets and capsules for both humans and animals.
    "This has... Read More
  8. Apprentice program extended as unions push for higher wages
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
    The Government will extend the $57.5 million Apprentice Kickstart Initiative to make it easier for employers to take on apprentices.
    Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills, Chris Bowen said the two-month extension means that employers in the building, construction and engineering trades now... Read More
  9. Fair Work Bill may cost jobs, warns AiGroup
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    The lead up to a federal election is not an appropriate time to make major changes to workplace relations laws which would have a substantial, negative impact upon industry, says the Australian Industry Group.
    In a statement to the Senate Committee on the proposed Fair Work Amendment Bill 2013,... Read More
  10. Holiday workplace safety warning
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    November and December are the deadliest times of the year for workplace fatalities, so don’t drop your guard before Christmas.
    That’s the message from WorkSafe VIC to employers and workers, which is striving for a fatality-free countdown to the end of the year.
    The warning marks the first... Read More