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  1. Gas crisis ‘threatening 200,000 jobs’
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
    Almost 200,000 Australian jobs could be lost and up to $28 billion in economic value wiped out, unless manufacturers get access to cheaper natural gas, a new report has warned.
    A coalition of Australia's largest manufacturers has urged federal and state governments to intervene to ensure... Read More
  2. Toyota exports engines to Thailand, Malaysia
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    Toyota Australia has begun exporting its new locally built four-cylinder engines to Thailand and Malaysia. 
     
    This is the first time Toyota Australia has sold standalone engines to these major Asian markets. 
     
    About 18,000 engines are expected to be exported this year, while more than 90,000... Read More
  3. Business confidence remains strong: new survey
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Business optimism for a strong economic period ahead has been sustained over the past two quarters, according to new industry data.
    The latest VECCI - Bank of Melbourne Survey of Business Trends and Prospects by Victoria's peak employer body found 40 percent of respondents anticipate stronger... Read More
  4. Company fined $55,000 for false Aussie Made claims
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    Ian Harrison … ‘maintaining integrity’
    The Australian Made Campaign has welcomed a Federal Court decision to penalize a company for false and misleading claims over its ‘Australian Made’ products.
    Gold Coast retailer, UNJ Millenium Pty Ltd, was ordered to pay $55,000 in penalties after admitting... Read More
  5. Food and beverage manufacturing improves
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Australian food and beverage manufacturing stabilised last year, after a period of decline, an industry report has found.
    Industry turnover remained steady at about $111.2 billion, with companies ploughing $31 billion into capital investment.
    Also, exports increased while the number of imports... Read More
  6. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Election battle lines drawn for manufacturing showdown
    Manufacturing has become a major issue in the lead-up to the federal election.
    Both major parties have pledged support for the struggling manufacturing sector. And both sides have firm strategies in place to ensure this sector survives and... Read More
  7. BREAKING NEWS: Ford to shutdown its operation in Australia
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
    Ford Australia has announced it will close its Broadmeadows and Geelong production facilities in October 2016, with at least 1200 jobs to made redundant.
    At a press conference in Melbourne today Ford Australia president and CEO Bob Graziano said it was no longer viable for the company to... Read More
  8. It’s official: Sydney now Australia’s biggest manufacturing centre
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Sydney has taken the crown as the nation's biggest manufacturing centre – an honour tightly held by Melbourne for many years.
    A recent analysis of the economies of Australia's capitals by SGS Economics and Planning reveals Sydney is now the main industrial city.
    Their report found that the value of... Read More
  9. New report ‘could help cut business red tape’
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Australia's largest and most representative business organisation, has welcomed a Productivity Commission report aimed at improving SME viability.
    The Productivity Commission’s report on regulatory engagement with small business is a positive... Read More
  10. $200m rescue package for car industry
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Labor has announced a $200 million assistance package to revive the embattled Australian car industry.
    The funds were set aside under the Government’s economic statement last week.
    Industry Minister Kim Carr told ABC News he is consulting with carmakers and associated manufacturers about how best... Read More