Category Archive

Gillard Got Holden’s Back

February 3, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

While Australia’s manufacturing and employment sector are in a turmoil over Holden’s plans to slash 100 jobs in South Australia, the federal government has vowed to help Holden however it can. The car manufacturer’s announcement came after declining sales in the US and Middle East have hurt production volumes. As a result of changed shift

Read More

Norman Moore Quits as Mines Minister

February 3, 2012 • Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Mines Minister Norman Moore has announced he will not re-contest the next state election. Having been first elected in 1977, Moore is WA’s longest serving member of parliament. He is currently the Leader of the Government in the Legislative Council, as

Louie Flies Offshore, leaving 190 jobs ashore

February 2, 2012 • Featured, Mining & Resources, NewsComments (0)

Reckitt Benckiser, the company behind household brands like Mortein and Dettol had announced they will be moving manufacturing offshore, ceasing production at its West Ryde plant, cutting 190 jobs. The move comes only days after Toyota announced a job cut of

Siemens electric eChopper

February 2, 2012 • News, Sustainability, TechnologyComments (0)

Orange County designed eChopper, uses Siemens Clean Electric Technology Siemens Australia brings the first fully electrified high-performance motorcycle, the eChopper, to Australia at the Pacific2012 Maritime Exposition in Sydney today. The eChopper electric

Boral Sells Indonesian Construction Materials Business for US$135

February 1, 2012 • News, World NewsComments (0)

Australia’s largest building and construction materials supplier, Boral, has reached an agreement to sell off its Indonesian construction materials business for US$ 135 million to Siam Cement Group. Revealed in a statement from the company, the sale

Indonesia Revokes Australian Mining Permit

February 1, 2012 • Mining & Resources, News, World NewsComments (0)

Indonesia has revoked a gold mining exploration permit granted to an Australian miner, following deadly protests against the project. In 2010, West Nusa Tenggara province granted exploration rights to Australian Arc Expliration (ARX) and local miner Sumber