1. 23.10.2016
    by      In
    2016 has been an exciting year for manufacturers in Australia. Hard work and innovation from Aussie companies has seen the manufacturing sector expand for the longest continuous period in a decade, repeatedly beating predictions of doom and gloom.
    Looking at the Australian Performance of... Read More
  2. 18.10.2016
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    A sudden push for health and safety has been sparked by the unexpected appearance of black lung disease in an Australian open-air coal miner, who claims that "every single coal mineworker in australia is at risk".
    The investigation into this finding has revealed a lax approach to health inspections... Read More
  3. 11.10.2016
    by      In
    If you're a high level executive, you understand the importance of a highly durable supply chain that adapts to market forces, ensuring your business isn't left out of the loop.
    Without a supply chain that responds to the world as it changes, everything that a business does will be hamstrung. A... Read More
  4. 06.10.2016
    by      In
    Taking manufacturing overseas has become a standard move for many Australian companies over the last few decades, but time and experience are revealing a great deal of hidden costs.
    Commercial law firm Cowell Clarke has seen a great deal of the stumbling blocks that companies run afoul of in the... Read More
  5. 04.10.2016
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    After a long-unprecedented 12-month expansion in Manufacturing, August saw the first serious contraction of the industry in years.
    This September, however, saw the industry employment figures and Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) stabilize, with the PMI indicating almost no... Read More
  6. 26.09.2016
    by      In
    The ABS Q3 report for 2016 is out, and despite the sheer amount of numbers and stats on hand, working through these documents wasn’t as hard going as you’d expect. Why?
    That’s simple: it’s all on the up, as long- and short-term employment trends are positive for a majority of sectors. Before... Read More
  7. 22.09.2016
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    It's saving lives, money, and time. If you're not on-board with the Internet of Things, then you're likely missing out on the benefits; you're competing with over 90 million devices connected in more than ten thousand facilities across the world.
    With all of the leaps and bounds in data gathering,... Read More
  8. 20.09.2016
    by      In
    The Australian housing market is in a precarious position, and has “roughly six weeks” before a collapse of the market pulls the remarkable climb of the past few years into the dust.
    At least, that’s what an exclusive report from states, citing an article from the International... Read More
  9. 15.09.2016
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    A new wave of inspectors have completed the training needed to work as OH&S and Return to Work inspectors, and they're spreading out across the state of Victoria - keeping tabs on your business.
    Well, that's not quite true, as workplace inspectors' jobs go beyond just looking for  -and... Read More
  10. 13.09.2016
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    The world around us is rapidly changing, but one thing that never changes is the importance of maintaining a safe workplace.
    That’s why, for 24 years, WorkSafe has dedicated the whole month of October to Health and Safety, hosting events all across Victoria for the entirety of the month.
    WorkSafe... Read More