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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 Innovation and Investment Fund (SESAIIF). A total of $5.53 million in funding will be …

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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%

Manufacturers Encouraged To Invest In The Future Of Their Business

June 26, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Clean energy future, has encouraged Australian manufacturers to follow the leads of companies like Crafty Chef and invest in the future of their businesses. Crafty Chef, a food manufacturer based in Western Sydney, will reduce its carbon emissions by over

AMWU Demand Fairfax Consult With Workers

June 23, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has demanded Fairfax consult with its workforce, before implementing any changes that will cut almost one-fifth of its employees. Fair Work Australia has backed the AMWU, believing the job losses of 1900 employees