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  1. Holden can be saved for $150m a year: Carr
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Labor's former industry minister Kim Carr says the federal government could save Holden for an extra $150 million per year.
    And Senator Carr told the ABC an extra $300 million a year would secure the entire Australian automotive industry.
    His comments come following reports that Holden is on the... Read More
  2. No free ride for carmakers, says Labor
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    Labor has defended its decision to pour an additional $500m into the ailing car industry.
    Industry Minister Kim Carr told the Australian newspaper the new allocation would be performance based and “there would be no handouts.”
    This follows claims by Opposition leader Tony Abbott that the government... Read More
  3. $1bn jobs plan may come at a price
    31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In , In
     
     
    Prime Minister Gillard … ‘tough but responsible’
    Business and industry groups have expressed concern at the federal government proposal to strip $1 billion in tax concessions from Australia’s biggest companies as part of its new jobs package.
    While the Australian Industry Group welcomed the... Read More
  4. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
     
    Businesses in Victoria are struggling with the increased burden of red tape, according to a recent survey by the Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VECCI).
    More than 80 per cent of survey respondents said compliance with government regulation is stifling business operations.... Read More
  5. 31.08.2010
    31.08.2010
    by      In
    SAI Global, a leading standards certifier, is urging employers to evaluate the effectiveness of personal protective equipment for their employees.
    The recommendation comes at a time when many suppliers and retailers continue to offer personal protective equipment (PPE) that fails to meet rigorous... Read More
  6. Manufacturing activity falls again
    15.02.2010
    15.02.2010
    by      In
    Manufacturing activity contracted again in March, due mainly to a fall in production.
    The latest seasonally adjusted Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) was down 0.7 points to 47.9 last month. (Readings below 50 indicate a contraction in activity... Read More
  7. 15.02.2010
    15.02.2010
    by      In
    General business expectations for the next six months remain firm as activity consolidates following a strong performance in the previous quarter, according to the latest industry data.
    The March quarter 2014 Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) -Westpac Survey of Industrial Trends... Read More
  8. Labor calls for inquiry into decline of manufacturing
    15.02.2010
    15.02.2010
    by      In
    Labor's industry and innovation spokesman Kim Carr has moved in the Senate for a full inquiry into the decline of manufacturing in Australia.
    The move to establish the 15-month investigation follows the collapse of Australia’s automotive industry and a raft of job losses in manufacturing.
    The... Read More
  9. Countdown to first ever Darwin Safety In Action show
    15.02.2010
    15.02.2010
    by      In
    The latest workplace safety issues and solutions will go under the spotlight when Safety in Action hits Darwin for the first time next week.
    More than 100 safety leaders will showcase the latest in safety solutions, services and insights at Darwin Convention Centre on March 19-20.
    Presented by The... Read More
  10. Manufacturing activity still sluggish
    15.02.2010
    15.02.2010
    by      In
    Australian manufacturing was buoyed by improvements in production levels and new orders last month, but remains in negative territory.
    The latest Australian Industry Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) showed an easing in the rate of contraction. 
    The seasonally... Read More