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Study Finds Victorian Workplaces Are The Safest in Australia

October 18, 2012 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Victoria is the safest state in Australia to work, according to a new comparison of work health and safety schemes of every state and territory. Preliminary figures released by Safe Work Australia, in its annual Comparative Performance Monitoring Report, revealed Victoria had nine serious injury and disease claims for every 1,000 employees, far fewer than

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National Manufacturing Plan Needed to Support 200,000 Food Processing Jobs in Australia

October 17, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

AMWU members have continued their campaign for the development of a national manufacturing plan this week with meetings in the food processing heartland of the Murray-Goulburn. Paul Bastian, AMWU National Secretary, has toured the factories of Fonterra and

Premier Announces 2012 NSW Export Award Winners

October 15, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has announced the export award winners, congratulating the State’s top exporters for their success in a challenging global business environment. The winners were great examples of innovative companies Mr O’Farrell said,

Australia to Build $100m Fibre Research Centre

October 15, 2012 • News, TechnologyComments (0)

The Australian Future Fibres Research and Innovation Centre (AFFRIC) at Deakin University is set to place the Geelong region as an international hub for research in advanced fibrous materials. The new A$100 million, research centre is a joint initiative

Investment in South Australia Pays off for ZEN

October 12, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Advanced manufacturing in South Australia has taken a major step forward yesterday, with the world-first solar energy storage system to be built in SA.  Premier Jay Weatherill was in Melbourne at the launch of the Adelaide-assembled system for capturing

154 Manufacturing Jobs Cut at RPG Holdings

October 10, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

After conducting an urgent review of finances, RPG Holdings, one Australia’s largest manufacturers of prefabricated materials for heavy engineering projects has confirmed it is laying off 154 staff. Four companies in the RPG Group – RPG (SA),

Holden is Looking to Assemble Australia’s Biggest Batch of Electric Vehicles

October 9, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The AMWU has welcomed reports that Holden will be looking to assemble Australia’s biggest batch of electric vehicles, locally. Dave Smith, Vehicles Division National Secretary, said the developments are welcome given the pressure the automotive industry has