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Coalition Government secures Kraft global R&D centre and jobs in Victoria

February 12, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Premier Ted Baillieu and Minister for Manufacturing Richard Dalla-Riva have joined Australian-New Zealand President of Kraft Foods Rebecca Dee Bradbury to officially open stage one of Kraft Foods Asia Pacific Confectionery Centre of Excellence. Mr Baillieu revealed the Asia-Pacific Confectionery Centre for Excellence would be a world-class globally

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Victorian Government to Lead Trade Mission to India In March

February 12, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

More than a hundred Victorian organizations will head to India for a Super Trade Mission from 11-15 March 2013. According to the Trade Victoria, the mission follows the highly successful Super Trade Mission to India in February 2012 which generated sales of

AMWU Welcomes Plans by Electrolux to Expand with a new $14 Million Facility

February 9, 2013 • News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union members will reportedly share the benefits of $14 million invested to assist Australia’s largest manufacturer of refrigerators meet consumer demand for quality products with lower carbon emissions. AMWU has welcomed

Australia’s Beef Industry Gets a Boost from Recent Rains

February 8, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The recent rains in Australia has boosted the struggling beef industry, increasing grass growth that will feed and fatten herds of the third biggest beef exporter in the world, according to a Reuters report. Producers expect farmers to keep the herds longer,

Tasmanian Government Prioritizes Manufacturing Sector in Job Generation Initiative

February 8, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The Tasmanian Government is hoping to create jobs and opportunities by inviting oil and gas companies to use Tasmania as a base and play to the state’s natural strengths, which include the manufacturing and marine services industries. In a media release on

Amcor Opens $500M Recycled Paper Mill and Provides Manufacturing Jobs in Sydney

February 6, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

New South Wales Premier Hon. Barry O’Farrell officially opened Amcor’s new, $500 million state-of-the-art recycled paper machine in Botany, New South Wales last week. Mr. O’Farrell said “The NSW Government understands that a modern manufacturing

Manufacturing Sinks Lower in January, Says Australian PMI®

February 4, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

It has been a slow start for the manufacturing sector this year as the Australian Industry Group’s latest Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) decreased by 4.1 points to 40.2 in January, from 44.3 the previous month, according to