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Australian Made Confusion

May 26, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Release of a survey found 99 per cent of consumers are confused about what the “Australian Made” logo means. It reported that many thinks it meant the product was 100 per cent Australian. Australian Made, Australian Grown chief executive Ian Harrison calls on federal government to fund an advertising campaign to re-educate the Australian Made

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Double-Win: Chevron and WA Manufacturer

May 25, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Local steel fabricator AGC has been awarded a manufacturing contract by Chevron. Under the contract, AGC will manufacture 7,500 tonnes of pipe spool for the Gorgon project. WA premier Colin Barnett welcomed this news, saying the contract will give local

New Innovation Centre for Victorian Manufacturers

May 25, 2011 • News, TechnologyComments (0)

This month, a new multi-million dollar Innovation Centre Victoria is added to the Victorian Centre for Advanced Materials Manufacturing (VCAMM) facility in Melbourne. The state-of-the-art facility is established to give Victoria’s world-class

Exports Up, Wheat Production Down

May 24, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Wheat Exports Australia (WEA) reports an increase in wheat exports, which if continue at current rate, could be up to four million tonnes higher than 2009 – 10. However, production estimates put put by Commonwealth Bank suggests that this year’s

Manufacturing Skills Australia

May 20, 2011 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing Skills Australia (MSA) is a not-for-profit organisation addressing the skill needs of over 250, 000 manufacturing and other businesses. It is the national industry Skills Council recognized by the Australian government to ensure skill needs are


May 16, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Turning frustration into innovation was exactly what Trevor and Nicolle Drake did. Trevor, a shipwright by trade and Nicolle, a design graduate established their own fitting business, Wood Appeal Pty Ltd. They moved their family to Manly Beach and purchased

Federal Budget: What’s in it for Manufacturers?

May 11, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

The Federal Budget 2011 in a nutshell, is about returning to a surplus of $3.5 billion by 2012-2013. So, how will the budget affect small businesses and manufacturers? In a pledge to help small businesses and manufacturers weather the mining and resources