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Tony Abbott looks forward to forming a competent government for Australia

September 9, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Official results from the Australian Election Commission have tallied that Tony Abbott’s Liberal-National Coalition has won 86 seats in the House of Representatives, beating the Labor Party’s 57 seats and ending the latter’s six year rule under Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. “I now look forward to forming a government that is competent, that is

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SPC Ardmona and Woolworths partner to support Australian-made products

September 9, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Food processor SPC Ardmona has partnered with major retailer Woolworths to convert the supermarket chain’s own brand packaged fruit category to 100% Australian-sourced product. According to the media release the agreement will have an immediate impact on

Rising labor and energy costs put pressure on food and grocery manufacturers

September 7, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Food manufacturers are lamenting over the rising costs of labour and electricity in Australia which have caused some businesses to shift jobs and production offshore. As Australians head to the polls today, we focus on the tough economic conditions that the

Quickstep receives US$2.6 million purchase orders for non-recurring work

September 6, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Carbon fibre composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings Limited announced on Thursday that it has received additional purchase orders worth US$2.6 million. The announcement of the new purchase order comes less than a week after Quickstep reported strong

Generator manufacturer could create up to 300 jobs for Ford workers in Geelong

September 6, 2013 • NewsComments (1)

Up to 300 Ford workers will have the chance at gainful employment even after the company shuts down its plants in 2016, with Power Systems Australia’s announcement that it plans to open a new factory in Geelong. According to a report from ABC News, Power

Australia new vehicle sales down 0.2% in August, FBT changes blamed for disappointing results

September 6, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The latest data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries (FCAI) shows that August sales of new vehicles went down by 0.2 percent compared to the same period last year. The unsatisfactory result is being blamed on the Federal Government’s July

Ford India’s operations will benefit from Australian manufacturing shutdown

September 5, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Ford Motor Co.’s Indian unit stands to gain from Ford Australia’s 2016 shutdown as the former will most likely be supplying a chunk of its cars to Australia once the carmaker ceases manufacturing in its Broadmeadows and Geelong plants. In a report from