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Australian Workforce And Productivity Agency Launched

July 23, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research, the Hon Chris Evans has launched the Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency, which builds on the strengths of Skills Australia. The aim of the new Agency is geared towards improving long term workforce planning and development, to address skills and labour shortages and contribute to

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Darrell Lea Future Still Uncertain

July 19, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has revealed that 160 manufacturing jobs are still uncertain at chocolate manufacturer Darrell Lea. The AMWU is hopeful a future can be found for workers and the company, after the Sydney-based manufacturer entered

Ford Cuts Jobs Only Months After Receiving Government Funding

July 18, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Ford Australia has announced it will cut up to 440 jobs at its Geelong and Broadmeadows manufacturing plants, just six months after Julia Gillard unveiled a $34 million bailout of the company. The Government funding, which was suppose to create jobs, has

Toyota Fosters Young Automotive Designers

July 17, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

A revolutionary concept car, created by Monash University industrial design graduate Beichan Nan, is a vision for the year 2030. Designed to ease traffic, the vehicle is operational across both land and water, and has won a prestigious automotive industry

Campaign to Re-establish a Tomato Processor in Central Victoria

July 16, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Momentum is building around a campaign to re-establish a tomato processor in Central Victoria, following the closure of the Heinz Girgarre factory in January. AMWU reported, Goulburn Valley Food Action Committee Chairman, Les Cameron, said funding was

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

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.