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Retail Staffs at Risk of Being Fired

June 6, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

Fair Work Australia’s decision to increase the national minimum wage may lead to job losses across the already troubled retail industry and create a wage inflation that could push Reserve Bank to raise interest rates. The move to boost minimum wage by $19.40 to $589 will apply to 1.4 million low-paid workers starting 1 July …

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Australian Institute: ETS Have Next to No Impact on Mining Jobs

June 6, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

While the Federal Opposition says carbon tax would cost thousands of jobs and more than a dozen coal mines, public policy Think Tank put the view to test. The results? Based on labour force data from Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and Household and

NSW Winery Restaurant’s Indefinite Shut Down

June 2, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

One of Australia’s best-known winery restaurant, Rock closed abruptly on Sunday. Located at Poole’s Rock Winery in NSW Hunter Valley, the restaurant has long been a favourite of wine connoisseur and food lovers. The closure follows the death of

Region Small Business Thrives

June 2, 2011 • NewsComments (0)

A survey by ANZ Banking Group revealed small business in rural areas are outperforming their capital city counterparts. The survey records April sales trend for regional and rural small businesses rose by 1.9 per cent. In capital cities, there is a small drop

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

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