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MANUFACTURING DECLINES IN MARCH

April 10, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

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.

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HILUX STOCK ARRIVALS BACK TO NORMAL

April 4, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

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

AMWU Wins Award for Its “Manufacturing: Australia’s Future” Campaign

April 3, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

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

Parker Hannifin Chooses Wodonga as International Base

April 2, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

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.

Coates Hire Workers to Ballot for Industrial Action

April 2, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

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

$100M Agreement Secures Australian Synchrotron’s Future

March 30, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

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