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“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 weeks”, Resources Minister Gary Gray has revealed this morning. But, what does it all mean for Australian

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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

FAPM announces plan for the automotive industry

June 26, 2013 • News, UncategorizedComments (1)

The Federation of Automotive Products Manufacturers (FAPM) has launched a campaign to remind Australians that the manufacturing industry in the country, specifically the automotive sector, is “too important, too valuable, and too strategic to let go.” The

Industry Collaboration Fund to open First Round in July

June 25, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The first round of the Australian Government’s Industry Collaboration Fund (ICF) is set to open on the 1st ofJuly, according to a media release from Industry and Innovation Minister Greg Combet. The ICF Program is only available to the Precincts established

Former home of Mitsubishi in South Australia is Seeking Investment from Developers and Manufacturers

June 25, 2013 • Events, NewsComments (0)

THE South Australian State Government has commenced a global campaign to attract investors, developers and manufacturers to the former Mitsubishi site at Tonsley Park. The Tonsley site, which has played a monumental role in South Australia’s

US mining equipment manufacturer Weir Minerals relocates divisional headquarters to Australia

June 25, 2013 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (1)

While some companies continue to struggle with the current condition of the manufacturing sector, a US company sheds light in the industry by relocating its headquarters to Australia to take advantage of the strong mining sector. Weir Minerals, a company that