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Productivity Frontiers: Enhance labour productivity significantly at firm level

October 6, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

National Productivity Commission demands wider engagement of the stakeholders at the firm level to significantly raise Australia’s productivity, especially the labour productivity. Peter Harris, Chairman of the Productivity Commission was emphasising in his paper presented to the Trans-Tasman Business Circle engagement at Perth. The need for firm level

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Northrop Grumman delivers centre fuselage for Australia’s first F-35 Lightning II aircraft

October 5, 2013 • News, World NewsComments (0)

American aerospace and defence company Northrop Grumman has delivered the centre fuselage for Australia’s first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to Lockheed Martin on September 23. The fuselage is the first of 100 that will be manufactured in Palmdale, California

Australian Made logo now formally trademarked in South Korea

October 4, 2013 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

The Australian Made Campaign has announced that the Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo has been formally trademarked in South Korea, marking a major breakthrough for Australian exporters who now have a symbol to use on their locally made or grown

Australia car sales slip 2.1% in September but industry remains hopeful that sales would pick up in coming months

October 4, 2013 • NewsComments (1)

Australia’s total vehicle sales went down by 2.1 percent in September compared to the same month last year, according to the latest VFACTS data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries. Data shows that private sales last month were 6 percent higher

Australia’s business R&D workforce grows 15% in 2011-12

October 4, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the country’s business research & development (R&D) workforce grew 15 percent to 65,000 in 2011-12, while the business expenditure on R&D (BERD) increased 1.7 per cent

Bluglass takes top prize at Australian Cleantech award

October 4, 2013 • Events, NewsComments (0)

Technology developer Bluglass Limited was named the winner of the Australian Cleantech Award at a gala event on Wednesday night. The Sydney-based company bested seven other finalists in the competition and also took home the Manufacturing award that evening.

Siemens PLM helps hydraulics manufacturer overcome its lengthy and inefficient design process

October 3, 2013 • News, TechnologyComments (0)

Siemens PLM has once again demonstrated its value as it helped Indian hydraulics systems manufacturer Pascal Systemtechnik overcome its product development challenges and significantly increase its design efficiency and output. Pascal Systemtechnik designs,