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Ideas and Innovation for Tasmania Manufacturing

July 5, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Minister for Economic Development, David O’Byrne, has welcomed this week the industry leaders to the Manufacturing Tasmania conference in Burnie. The two-day conference is supported by the University of Tasmania’s Cradle Coast Campus, the Commonwealth’s Enterprise Connect Manufacturing Centre, the Department of Economic Development

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Advanced Composite Manufacturer, Quickstep, Grows, While Manufacturing Sector Shrinks

July 4, 2012 • NewsComments (1)

Advanced composites firm, Quickstep, has shrugged off weak manufacturing output, as it officially opened its new state of the art advanced composites manufacturing facility at Sydney’s Bankstown Airport. Although Australian manufacturing contracted for the

Local Manufacturing Capabilities Supported In South Australia

July 3, 2012 • Grants, NewsComments (0)

Over 140 new jobs will be created and $19.71 million in new investment generated in the South East South Australian region after the Commonwealth and State governments announced the second and final round of grants from the South East South Australia

Australia’s Carbon Tax Rolls Out

July 2, 2012 • NewsComments (4)

The Gillard Government has rolled out what they’ve called a ‘major milestone’ in a plan for Australia’s clean energy future, taxing  major greenhouse gas emitters for their pollution. The carbon price which started yesterday means

$40 million funding for Point Henry Aluminium Smelter

July 2, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian and Victorian Governments have agreed to invest in the restructure of Alcoa‘s Point Henry aluminium smelter in Geelong, providing more than $40 million in assistance. The investment will go towards assisting the long term future of the

Bluescope Sell Its North American Company For $145 Million

June 28, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

BlueScope Steel has confirmed this week the completion of the sale of Metl-Span, its North American insulated metal panels business, to NCI Group, Inc.  The transaction was completed on the morning of 22 June 2012 (US Central Time). The gross sale price was

Coates Hire Campaign Finishes With A Win For Workers

June 27, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

A long running AMWU campaign, aimed to improve wages and conditions at equipment supplier company, Coates Hire, has been successful, with a new agreement authorised by the company’s workforce. The win sees 1200 engineering service workers receiving a 4.5%