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Confidence levels improve in manufacturing for Q1 2013

April 29, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

A decrease in negative levels for business confidence contributed to the improvement in the manufacturing sector for the first quarter of this year, according to NAB. National Australia Bank (NAB) has released its Manufacturing Activity Index for Q1 2013, with the index being up to neutral levels. Although confidence and activity is improving, the index

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AMWU seeks assurance of 1100 Victorian positions at BAE Systems in Williamstown

April 26, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union is seeking an immediate meeting with Defence Materiel Minister Mike Kelly over future shipbuilding jobs including 1100 Victorian positions at BAE Systems in Williamstown which are currently under threat. “What the

Australian Manufacturers Need to Solve Strong Dollar, The Wall Street Journal Reports

April 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian manufacturing has a long road to recovery because of the high Australian dollar, said Reserve Bank of Australia board member Heather Ridout. “If we can see a sustained upturn in investment…we might say that we’ve made the

Victorian car components manufacturer upgrades production line in collaboration with Holden

April 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian-owned Diver Consolidated Industries (DCI) has recently invested on a major upgrade to their Reservoir production plant. In a news release, Victorian Minister for Manufacturing David Hodgett offered his congratulations to the automotive components

Put local jobs first on taxpayer projects, says AMWU

April 22, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The government bureaucracies who scrutinised tenders for major public projects had to change their thinking and put local content and local jobs as a top priority, the South Australian State Secretary John Camillo has told a rally in Adelaide. Mr Camillo

Push for governments to use a majority of Australian-made vehicles

April 19, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Today will see South Australia and Victoria unite at the Council of Australian Governments in an attempt to get Federal and State governments in Australia to use a majority of Australian-made vehicles in their fleet, opposed to foreign imports. The vehicle

Manufacturers gather at Geelong to discuss industry issues with Minister Combet

April 19, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Local manufacturers, industry leaders and researchers gathered at Deakin University on Tuesday afternoon to attend a manufacturing forum. The forum tackled industry issues and gave participants a chance to ask questions and provide feedback to Industry and