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Structural Changes in the Australian Economy

March 20, 2012 • Events, NewsComments (0)

RBA Deputy Governor, Phillip Lowe, has revisited the topic on structural change of the Australian Economy, speaking at the Australian Industry Group’s 12th Annual Economic Forum. The rising dollar, our resources boom and the service sectors were the primary segments, he believes have contributed to the structural changes in the Australian Economy .

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AMCOR’S A$238M ACQUISITION OF APERIO

March 19, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Amcor, the world’s largest packaging company, announced its $238 million purchase of the Aperio group on 7 March 2012. Aperio is a leading producer of flexible packaging products in the Asia Pacific with annual revenue of approximately A$350 million.  It

Manufacturing key to ‘lucky’ economy

March 19, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The AMWU’s annual national delegate forums have heard an impassioned address from senior economics journalist Paul Cleary about the Australian mining boom and the cost to the country’s manufacturing sector. Speaking as an invited guest of the AMWU, Mr

Government appoints Small Business Commissioner

March 17, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Prime Minister has announced Australia’s 2.7 million small businesses will be given a direct voice to the Gillard Government, with the appointment of the nation’s first Small Business Commissioner. The new Commissioner will: Provide small

OneSteel announced that it will cease manufacturing at Kembla Grange, NSW

March 16, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

OneSteel Limited  announced yesterday that it will cease manufacturing at its Oil and Gas Pipe (OGP) business,  in Kembla Grange, NSW. The shut down, effective from 31 May 2012, is due to the company’s review of its Australian steel business product

Plastics and Chemicals reforms are critical to lowering costs for manufacturing

March 16, 2012 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

The Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) has welcomed the Prime Minister’s recent announcement of a new Business Advisory Forum to be held in conjunction with the next meeting of the Council of Australian Governments in April. PACIA’s

Advanced Automotive Manufacturing

March 13, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

A boost for Australian Manufacturing was unveiled, with the Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva announcing an agreement between Tomcar Australia and local component maker MTM Auto to manufacture a specialist off-road commercial