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Continued Job Loss Caused by Further Setback in Manufacturing

February 13, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Latest figures have revealed that Australia’s manufacturing sector will continue to decline. The crisis will leave many families unemployed or working fewer hours. According to the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, Narre Warren, Victoria hosts the largest amount of workers in the manufacturing industry. News of manufacturing’s decline has

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Hazardous waste reduction funding – better business, better environment

February 13, 2012 • Events, News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Victorian businesses have been encouraged to apply for a share of $9 million available through ‘HazWaste’, an initiative funded by the Victoria Coalition Government – aimed towards reducing the amount of hazardous waste going into landfill.

$100m carbon-capture investment in Latrobe Valley

February 13, 2012 • Featured, News, SustainabilityComments (0)

Commonwealth Minister for Resources and Energy, Martin Ferguson, and the Victorian Minister for Energy and Resources, Michael O’Brien, announced the Australian and Victorian Governments will collectively provide $100 million towards the development of

Biota expands Victorian headquarters bringing 35 new jobs

February 10, 2012 • Featured, NewsComments (0)

Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips has welcomed the creation of 35 new highly skilled jobs in Victoria, through a significant expansion by leading anti-infective drug development company Biota Holdings Limited. Biota, a leading anti-infective drug

Auto workers drive message to Canberra

February 10, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

AMWU members from across Australia’s three car companies have this week visited Canberra to urge Tony Abbott and the Federal Coalition to support auto manufacturing and end their controversial anti-subsidy policy. Holden maintenance fitter Scott Cruz

Uncertainty for Alcoa employees

February 9, 2012 • NewsComments (0)

Alcoa to review future of Point Henry Smelter in Geelong, Victoria       Alcoa announced today that it has commenced a review of the future viability of its Point Henry aluminium smelter in Geelong, Victoria, in the face of continuing difficult

RMIT University’s Advanced Manufacturing Precinct Impresses Prime Minister

February 9, 2012 • Featured, News, TechnologyComments (0)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard took a tour around RMIT University’s $15 million manufacturing precinct – impressed with the latest in robotics and automated subtractive manufacturing equipment – the Prime Minister said “It’s