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Toyota Australia encourages its suppliers to diversify their business

June 28, 2013 • Events, NewsComments (0)

Toyota Australia hosted a development forum for 20 of its local component suppliers on Wednesday, as part of the car manufacturer’s efforts to boost the Australian automotive manufacturing industry. The company invited representatives from Thales Australia and BAE Systems, two non-automotive manufacturers, to encourage the local suppliers to develop new

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VACC shows support for AMIF’s plan for the automotive industry

June 28, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC) has expressed its support for the call made by the Australian Motor Industry Federation (AMIF) which urges the Federal and State governments to rethink the nation’s automotive industry policy. “VACC

Construction of Australia’s only de-inking paper recycling plant continues right on schedule

June 28, 2013 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

Australian Paper CEO James Henneberry has announced that the construction of the company’s waste paper recycling plant located in their Maryvale Mill at Victoria’s La Trobe Valley is right on schedule. The $90million plant, which is the only one of its

Local content laws will create jobs and strengthen manufacturing says AMWU

June 28, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) has expressed its approval for the local content laws that have been passed through senate, saying these laws will generate more jobs and strengthen the manufacturing sector. “Australian manufacturing is

“There’s a big future for Australian manufacturing under this Government” Kevin Rudd

June 27, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

He’s back! Kevin Rudd has stepped back in as the Prime Minister of Australia, after winning the Labor leadership in a ballot against the now former prime minister Julia Gillard. And, Australia could be heading to the polls ”within

Survey finds many Australian businesses unable to reduce carbon intensity on first year of carbon tax

June 27, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

A survey of about 400 Australian businesses in the manufacturing, services and construction sectors found that 70% of the participants had not reduced their carbon intensity in response to the carbon tax implemented almost a year ago. As the carbon tax

Australian Manufacturer of firefighter trucks to cut workforce in Ballarat

June 26, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Specialised in the design, manufacture and service of special purpose vehicles, SEM Fire and Rescue, has announced they will cut jobs after demand was waning.  General manager  of SEM Fire and Rescue, Colin Baldock, confirmed to The Courier the compnay