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Australian Manufacturing Workers Union Takes On FairFax

June 20, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) is set to take on Fairfax Australia after the media publisher  moves to cut 1900 jobs. AMWU will take Fairfax to Fair Work Australia for an explanation on the size and nature of job losses, and why the company attempted to hide the decision from workers. Fairfax, who announced the decision this …

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Manufacturing Jobs On The Rise In Victoria

June 20, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing jobs in Victoria have increased for the second quarter in a row, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics labour force data released last week. Richard Dalla-Riva, Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, said it was encouraging

Victorian Manufacturers Supported With A New $24.8 million Program

June 19, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Victorian manufacturers are being encouraged to invest in new technology that will increase productivity and competitiveness with a new $24.8 million program officially launched today by the Minister for Manufacturing, Exports and Trade, Richard Dalla-Riva.

Future Of The Goulburn Valley Secured With $90 Million Upgrade

June 14, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

A $90 million upgrade of SPC Ardmona aimed to secure the future of its Goulburn Valley operations, has been supported by the Victorian Coalition Government.  The Australian food manufacturer, with a portfolio of leading brands such as SPC,Goulburn Valley,

Government helps manufacturers reduce costs

June 14, 2012 • Grants, NewsComments (0)

The Government’s $1 billion Clean Technology Investment Program has announced the first 13 grants, aimed towards helping Australian manufacturers reduce their energy bills. Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, said these initial grants, worth

Australian Dollar Closes Shell Refinery

June 9, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The high Australian dollar has been cited as the catalyst behind Shell’s early closure of its refinery plant in New South Wales. The decision will see around 300 jobs axed, and hundreds more affected the abc reported.   Shell Australia Downstream