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  1. 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
  2. $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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. AUSPACK PLUS 2013 breaks records
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    The recent AUSPACK PLUS 2013 packaging exhibition held in Sydney broke all time records for the most exhibitors.
    And the event attracted the largest number of visitors in the past decade.
    According to Mr Luke Kasprzak, Event Manager, AUSPACK 2013 achieved 5922 visits over the four-day event – the... Read More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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