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Aussie winemakers reduce alcohol content to win over British consumers

August 27, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian winemakers, including popular brands Banrock Station and Blossom Hill, are producing wines with lower alcohol content in order to win over British customers, according to a report on The Herald Sun. This comes in the midst of Britain’s crusade against alcohol issues, which include violence and alcohol-related diseases, particularly prevalent in

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Successful manufacturing firms of the future will do two things: innovate and diversify, says CSIRO scientist

August 27, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Dr. Swee Mak, Director of CSIRO’s Future of Manufacturing Flagship, says a lot of the firms that will be successful in the future will do two things: become more innovative, and learn how to diversify. In an interview on ABC News, Dr. Mak stressed the

Southeast Melbourne small manufacturing businesses ask politicians to cut down red tape around grants

August 26, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Small business owners are calling on the Federal Election candidates to extend their economic plans to small manufacturing businesses and put a viable long-term strategy in place. “Manufacturing isn’t some­thing that has a three-year

BMW boss predicts death of Holden manufacturing

August 26, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

BMW Group Australia’s Managing Director Phil Horton has predicted that Holden operations in Australia would cease to exist should the Liberal Party win at September’s Federal Election. “With a coalition government, the writing is on the wall for

Iconic food brand Rosella returns to manufacturing in Victoria

August 26, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian food company Rosella has now returned to its Victorian roots and is once again producing in the State. The iconic company which was founded in 1895 was placed in receivership in 2012 due to the challenge of competing with cheap imported products.

Ford trashed its own brand by announcing shutdown says AMWU

August 24, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has berated Ford Australia for blaming its stop work decision on the Federal Government’s changes to the Fringe Benefits Tax. In a strong statement Dave Smith, National Secretary of the AMWU Vehicle

Dairy processing cooperative Murray Goulburn announces 72 job cuts

August 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian dairy processor Murray Goulburn has announced that it will axe 72 jobs in its processing facilities in its effort to improve the cooperative’s efficiency, productivity and cost competitiveness. The company says they made sure they minimized the