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Taskforce to Oversee South Australia’s Shift to Advanced Manufacturing Formed

March 24, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

In line with its goal to pursue advanced manufacturing the State Government has decided to establish a Cabinet taskforce to oversee the South Australian economy’s shift from traditional manufacturing to advanced manufacturing. Members of the Growing Advanced Manufacturing Cabinet Taskforce include Premier Jay Weatherill, Manufacturing Innovation and Trade

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March 23, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

  As the automotive industry in Australia continues to struggle with increased production costs and the rising Australian dollar, car manufacturer GM Holden has been given a $270 million lifeline by the government. The Gillard, Weatherill and Baillieu

Structural Changes in the Australian Economy

March 20, 2012 • Events, NewsComments (0)

RBA Deputy Governor, Phillip Lowe, has revisited the topic on structural change of the Australian Economy, speaking at the Australian Industry Group’s 12th Annual Economic Forum. The rising dollar, our resources boom and the service sectors were the primary


March 19, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Amcor, the world’s largest packaging company, announced its $238 million purchase of the Aperio group on 7 March 2012. Aperio is a leading producer of flexible packaging products in the Asia Pacific with annual revenue of approximately A$350 million.  It

Manufacturing key to ‘lucky’ economy

March 19, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The AMWU’s annual national delegate forums have heard an impassioned address from senior economics journalist Paul Cleary about the Australian mining boom and the cost to the country’s manufacturing sector. Speaking as an invited guest of the AMWU, Mr

Government appoints Small Business Commissioner

March 17, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Prime Minister has announced Australia’s 2.7 million small businesses will be given a direct voice to the Gillard Government, with the appointment of the nation’s first Small Business Commissioner. The new Commissioner will: Provide small

OneSteel announced that it will cease manufacturing at Kembla Grange, NSW

March 16, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

OneSteel Limited  announced yesterday that it will cease manufacturing at its Oil and Gas Pipe (OGP) business,  in Kembla Grange, NSW. The shut down, effective from 31 May 2012, is due to the company’s review of its Australian steel business product