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Australian dollar continues to decline, provides relief to local manufacturing

July 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian dollar continues to drop today as latest data from this morning showed the local unit trading at 91.69 US cents, from yesterday’s closing at 92.57 US cents , according to reports from The Australian. The further decline was prompted by Wednesday’s release of the China flash HSBC purchasing managers’ index (PMI) for July. …

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Industrial relations reform should be top priority of next Federal government says manufacturing businesses

July 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing businesses have ranked “industrial relations reform to boost productivity” as the greatest priority of the next Federal Government, according to a survey released by the Australian Industry Group on Monday. The AI Group surveyed 330

Australia New Agribusiness focuses on manufacturing of compound fertiliser

July 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australia New Agribusiness & Chemical Group (ASX:ANB) has sold a 49 percent equity in U&D Mining Industry (Australia) Pty Ltd to focus on the manufacturing of agricultural fertilizer. Australia New Agribusiness, formerly Daton Group, is an

Toyota and Ford end collaboration on hybrid research

July 24, 2013 • News, World NewsComments (0)

Toyota and Ford are ending their joint research into gas-electric hybrid systems for trucks and sport-utility vehicles. According to AFP reports published on Yahoo, the automakers announced on Tuesday that they will be developing the systems independently,

Are health safety standards being sacrificed in food importation?

July 24, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian food producers have been complaining about a “double standard” in the industry, saying imported fruits and vegetables do not undergo the same rigorous testing for chemicals like locally grown food. A report from Today Tonight’s Laura Sparkes

Quickstep delivers 100th composite part for Northrop Grumman contract

July 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Quickstep Holdings has announced that it has delivered the 100th manufactured carbon-fiber composite part for its contract with Northrop Grumman, marking yet another milestone in its involvement with the world’s largest military aerospace program. “We are

Goulburn Valley locals take steps to secure food industry in the region

July 23, 2013 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Members of the Goulburn Valley Food Co-operative have come together in an effort to protect the food manufacturing industry in the region. With the support of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), the GV Food Co-operative, whose members are