The manufacturing sector declined slightly in March after expanding for the last three months. The latest seasonally adjusted Australian Industry Group – PwC Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI®) fell almost 2 points to 49.5 points. New orders were down 3.5 points to 48.2 and exports were nearly 10 points weaker.
Toyota’s HiLux has resumed its best-seller status with stock arrivals back to normal for the first time since last year’s Thailand floods halted production. HiLux 4×2 and 4×4 were the top-selling vehicles in their respective segments
The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) was one of the recipients of the best communications strategy award for the Manufacturing: Australia’s Future campaign at the ACTU National Union Awards. AMWU Health and Safety Coordinator Deb Vallance
Victoria Government’s Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade Richard Dalla-Riva welcomed the decision by US- headquartered Parker Hannifin, the world’s leading engineering supplier, to consolidate its Australia-New Zealand operations in Wodonga.
Workers at Coates Hire, who are members of the Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU), are set to ballot for industrial action after negotiations with the company last March 8 did not work out. According to the elected bargaining committee, the
The Australian and Victorian Governments have recently agreed to provide $100 million to Australian Synchrotron, one of the nation’s landmark research facilities, for the continued operation of Synchrotron over the next four years. According to the