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  1. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Toyota’s announcement that it will cease manufacturing cars in Australia by 2017 is another critical reminder that Australians must think about the consequences of their buying decisions before they make them, according to the Australian Made Campaign.
    “The exodus of the Australian automotive... Read More
  2. Toyota to axe 100 jobs at its Melbourne plant
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Toyota Australia will cut up to 100 jobs at its Altona manufacturing plant in Victoria in a bid to improve viability.
    The decision is in response to a drop in export orders, making it unsustainable to keep the manufacturing workforce at its current size, the company said in a statement.
    Exports... Read More
  3. Manufacturing set to boom: report
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Manufacturing will bounce back after languishing in the shadow of the mining investment boom, according to a new report.
    The Grattan Institute report says that far from being permanently damaged, industries sensitive to the exchange rate, such as manufacturing, tourism, education and agriculture, "... Read More
  4. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
     
    The federal government will introduce a number of key measures to assist manufacturers impacted by tough current economic conditions.
    In his budget speech on Tuesday night, Treasurer Wayne Swan acknowledged that many smaller businesses are struggling against the high dollar and weak consumer... Read More
  5. Manufacturing activity continues to fall
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Manufacturing activity fell for the third consecutive month in January, according to the latest industry data.
    The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) was down slightly by 0.9 points to 46.7 in January.
    Readings below 50 indicate a contraction in... Read More
  6. Manufacturing milestone for Toyota
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Toyota Australia has posted a manufacturing milestone with the production and sale of its two-millionth locally built car for the domestic market.
    The achievement coincides with the 50th anniversary of Toyota car manufacturing in Australia.
    Australia was the first country outside Japan to produce... Read More
  7. IR the biggest issue for business: survey
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Business ranks industrial relations as the number one policy priority for Government after the federal election, according to a new industry survey.
    The survey, conducted by the Australian Industry Group, found almost a quarter of the 330 businesses surveyed (23.1 percent) named industrial... Read More
  8. NMW 2013: ‘Extraordinary manufacturing showcase’
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
     
    Minister Assisting for Industry and Innovation Senator Kate Lundy, has opened this year’s National Manufacturing Week (NMW 2013) and Austech, describing the event as an “extraordinary showcase” for Australian manufacturing.
    Senator Lundy said NMW 2013 and Austech were key indicators of... Read More
  9. PM names manufacturing leaders group boss
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Ian Thomas … new role
    Ian Thomas, Boeing’s president in Australia and South Pacific, has been appointed as head of the federal government’s manufacturing leaders group.
    In announcing the appointment, Prime Minister Julia Gillard said Mr Thomas and the manufacturing leaders group will help the... Read More
  10. Manufacturing dips further in September
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
     
    Innes Willox … ‘sharp falls’
    Another drop in manufacturing new orders contributed to a further decline in overall manufacturing activity in September according to the latest industry data.
    The Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) fell 1.2... Read More