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$288M AgriBio Center which will lead cutting-edge research opens in Victoria

April 17, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The new $288 million Centre for AgriBiosciences located at La Trobe University in Melbourne has been officially opened, according to Export Victoria. AgriBio is a joint venture between the university and the Victorian Government, combining La Trobe’s world-class research with the work of the Department of Primary Industries (DPI). “The work that will be

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Quickstep receives new orders for Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) JSF parts

April 15, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Quickstep has announced on Thursday that it has received new purchase orders for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) from global aerospace and defense technology company Northrop Grumman. The new orders for the JSF parts were received during

Government intervention needed in car industry says AMWU President

April 12, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

There is a greater need for government intervention in the Australian car industry, the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) said on Tuesday. The union has expressed its thoughts following the announcement that Holden will cut 500 jobs in Adelaide

AMWU at work to secure defense maintenance jobs for members

April 10, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) is fast at work securing defence maintenance jobs for up to 230 of its members under a greenfields agreement, according to a news release on the union’s website. This comes after Transfield Services

Australian Industry Group warns about government clamp down on coal seam gas

April 9, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Australian Industry Group (AI Group) Chief Executive Innes Willox has warned the public that a continuous clamp down on gas production by the government would result to even higher prices and a permanent supply crunch. “The clamp down on gas production

Market Conditions Force Holden to Cut 500 Jobs

April 8, 2013 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

Holden has today announced a restructure of its South Australian manufacturing operations and product development operations in Melbourne, which will result in substantial job losses for the car maker. In a statement, Holden revealed the restructure is

BlueScope Steel Director Kevin McCann announces retirement

April 8, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

BlueScope Steel has announced the retirement of Non-Executive Director Kevin McCann from the Board. BlueScope Steel Chairman Graham Kraehe acknowledged McCann’s contribution to the company during his time with the Board since BlueScope’s demerger from BHP