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  1. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
     
    Orica chief executive Ian Smith says the government should do more to rein in the strong Australian dollar, which has remained above for a record nine-month period.
    Speaking at the Melbourne Mining Club last week, Mr Smith said mining and manufacturing companies would be forced to contemplate the... Read More
  2. Support for axed Ford workers
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
     
     
    Wayne Swan … support
    Treasurer Wayne Swan has pledged Government support for workers affected by Ford's decision to axe 212 jobs at its two Victorian plants.
    "The government will do everything it possibly can through our programs to assist those workers," Mr Swan said.
    Late last week Ford... Read More
  3. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
     
    Innes Willox … ‘challenging’
    The rate of contraction in the manufacturing sector eased in August, with expansion in three key sectors, according to the latest industry data.
    The Australian Industry Group – PwC Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) rose 5.0 points to 45.... Read More
  4. No taxpayer handouts for Toyota, says PM
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Toyota will only survive in Australia with creativity and dynamism – not with taxpayer handouts, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
    Speaking in Victoria, Mr Abbott told news.com.au he hoped Toyota would stay in Australia.
    “They have a very different business model to Holden. It's a business model... Read More
  5. Coalition’s strong focus on industry
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Experienced MP Ian Macfarlane has landed the key Industry portfolio in the new Abbott Cabinet.
    Ian Macfarlane was the Shadow Minister for Energy and Resources in Opposition and the Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources in the Howard Government from 2001 to 2007.
    He is one of the most... Read More
  6. BEWARE: Employers and workers at serious risk without certified welding safety helmets
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    A welder’s job is not an easy one – and it can be highly dangerous.
     
    It’s therefore vital for all welders – both in the workplace and home environment – to ensure they are well protected.
     
    An estimated 1300 workers are injured in welding related incidents in Australia each year.
     
    According to... Read More
  7. Manufacturing sector weakens in March
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    After moderating in February, Australian manufacturing performance was marginally weaker in March, hit by a decline in exports and fall in new orders.
    This is the 14th consecutive month the sector has contracted, according to latest industry data.
    The Australian Industry Group performance of... Read More
  8. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    Work has resumed at troubled auto parts maker Autodom's Victorian sites, but the company’s future is still under a cloud.
    Auto giants Holden and Ford recently took on Autodom's estimated $6.5 million debt and agreed to underwrite the company, protecting jobs in Adelaide and Melbourne.
    Australian... Read More
  9. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The winners of the 2012 NSW Training Awards have been announced at a special presentation event at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour.
    More than 700 guests attended the gala event, hosted by the NSW Minister for Education, The Hon Adrian Piccoli.
     
    Supported by their... Read More
  10. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has launched proceedings in Sydney's Federal Court against Renegade Gas and Speed-E-Gas, claiming the companies operated an anti-competitive cartel.
    According to a report by business news group Smart Company, the consumer watchdog alleges that... Read More