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Nestle chair Elizabeth Proust laments lack of investment in food manufacturing in Australia

September 2, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Nestle Australia Chairman Elizabeth Proust has called for more investment to be given to food manufacturing and food production, saying Australia is in danger of exporting raw materials rather than being a country that exports goods with added value. The Australian has reported that a roundtable forum has taken place wherein leading directors of various

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Ballarat manufacturing businesses buckle under pressure from tough economic conditions

August 31, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The recent string of job losses in Ballarat has had a palpable impact on the Victorian city known for its small businesses and manufacturing activities. The challenging economic conditions have forced the hand of several companies which announced redundancies

AMWU welcomes PM Rudd’s shipbuilding plans, calls on Coalition to match Labor’s policy

August 30, 2013 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has welcomed Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s announcement that they will fast-track the construction of two new Navy supply ships if Labor is re-elected. In a media release, AMWU says the commitment will save

Abbott: Manufacturers have to cope with a market-driven currency

August 30, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Coalition Government vows to cut red tape and taxes to help manufacturers with the struggle against the strong Australian dollar should the party win in next week’s Federal Election. In a phone interview with Bloomberg on Thursday, Prime Minister front

Peak winemakers’ association comes up with strong marketing plan to push Australian wines locally and abroad

August 30, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Winemakers Federation of Australia (WFA) is proposing a $1.5 million food and wine centre to be built in Shanghai as part of a seven-point plan to reform the Australian wine industry. The centre would raise awareness of Australian wines in China, which is

Forgacs gets chance to tender for multi-million dollar shipbuilding contract

August 29, 2013 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Local shipbuilding company Forgacs has secured the chance to tender for the multi-million dollar contract of building Navy ships, according to reports from ABC News. The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) was pleased with the Federal

Anti-dumping Commission announces probe into alleged dumping of imported wind towers

August 29, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

An investigation into allegations of dumping of wind towers from China and Korea has been launched on Tuesday by the newly-formed Anti-dumping Commission. The probe is in response to an application made by a group of local steel fabricators known as the