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Australia’s First Chocolate Manufacturer Labelled Foreign

September 5, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

Australia’s oldest chocolate manufacturer, Ernest Hillier’s, has fought back amidst initial claims by Ausbuy that the company was foreign owned. A couple of months ago an article in Australian Manufacturing, published under the category of Australian Made, highlighted Australia’s longest running chocolate manufacturer, Ernest

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Darrell Lea Sold But Over 400 Jobs Lost

September 4, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Chocolate and confectionary maker Darrell Lea has been sold with over 400 jobs to be cut as part of the deal.  PPB Advisory, the administrators for the 85-year-old company, yesterday announced the sale of Darrell Lea to the Quinn family, the

Australian Made welcomes breakthrough for Aussie exports in China

September 4, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

In a major breakthrough for Australian exporters, the Australian Made, Australian Grown (AMAG) logo has now been formally trademarked in China. This means that for the first time ever, Australian exporters have a symbol which can be used on their

Quickstep Confirms Largest Aerospace Order to Date

September 4, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Carbon composites manufacturer Quickstep (ASX:QHL) last week announced it has secured its largest aerospace production order to date, which covers the manufacture and delivery of composite carbon fibre wing flaps for 24 Lockheed Martin C-130J ‘Hercules’

AstraZeneca’s New Machine Will Generate Over $250M of Medicine Exports to China

September 3, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

AstraZeneca Australia last week took receipt of the first of four specialised production lines which will generate over $250 million of medicine exports to China by the end of the decade. The machinery, known as a Respules 4010 line, has the capacity to

AMWU Calls For Government Support as More Automotive Job Losses Announced

August 31, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The AMWU has called for greater support for  local manufacturing, following yesterday’s announcement that 32 jobs will be lost from Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV). The Herald Sun reported thirty two jobs will be lost at Ford’s performance car

Call to Boycott Killer Robots

August 29, 2012 • Media Release, NewsComments (0)

Engineers should stop working on killer robots and kick the habit of military funding, a leading Australian applied ethicist has said. In a paper published in IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, Monash University philosopher Dr Robert Sparrow, called on