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Chemical Manufacturers And The Low Carbon Economy

July 13, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Representing chemical manufacturers and producers all over the world, The International Council of Chemical Associations (ICCA) have released a video on how the chemistry industry is helping to overcome the global energy challenge with innovative products and operational efficiency.

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Australian Exports Surge to New Record

July 12, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade reported Australia’s total goods and services exports soared 10.2 per cent in 2011 to $313.3 billion.  It’s the first time Australia has reached over $300 billion in exports, during a 12 month period.

Holden Teams Up With Better Place to Offer Renewable Energy

July 11, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Holden has joined forces with electric car charge network, Better Place, for renewable energy and faster charging solutions for the Holden Volt electric car. Better Place, which owns and operates a network of public and private Charge Spots to recharge

Darrell Lea placed in administration

July 10, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Directors of Darrell Lea Chocolate Shops Pty Ltd have placed the company in voluntary administration, leaving around 700 jobs at risk. Founded in 1927, Darrell Lea is an iconic Australian brand and a highly regarded maker and retailer of confectionary

Australian Manufacturing Contracts for Fourth Consecutive Month

July 9, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Manufacturing continued to contract in June but at a slower pace.  The Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) rose almost 5 points to approximately 47 points in June.  (Readings below 50 points indicate contraction in manufacturing

Toyota Renews Call For Abolition Of “LUXURY” Car Tax

July 5, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Toyota Australia has renewed the call to abolish the luxury car tax as the Australian Tax Office (ATO) raises the threshold that applies to new vehicle purchases. Under the change by the ATP, the threshold at which cars will be subject to the luxury car tax

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