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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 Holden,” Mr. Horton said, quoted in an article on The Age. Horton said the Liberal party’s refusal

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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

NSW spa products manufacturer wins Telstra Australian Regional Business Award

August 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

An organic products manufacturer that is making waves in the spa and leisure industry has won the Telstra Regional Business Award on Thursday. iKOU supplies health and beauty products to spas and 5-star resorts. The brainchild of Naomi and Paul Whitfield,

Researchers collaborate to develop next generation of printable solar cells

August 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

A collaborative research project being conducted by RMIT, CSIRO and the Japan Science and Technology Agency is aiming to develop cheaper and less toxic solar cells using nanotechnology. According to a news release from RMIT, the team is investigating the

PACIA calls on parties to think beyond financial support in their manufacturing policies

August 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Plastics and Chemicals Industries Association (PACIA) is asking both political parties to extend their manufacturing policies beyond financial support to build an economy that has as little red tape as possible. In a statement PACIA Chief Executive