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Chinese Ute Brand Canned in Australia

October 18, 2011 • World NewsComments (0)

The launch of Chinese-made Foton ute in Australia has been canned due to quality concerns and pricing arguments. Foton utes were due to go on sale here by the end of 2011, but the brand’s Australia importer WMC Group says it cannot go ahead with the launch following the Chinese brand’s unwillingness to be seen …

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The Call for a Northern Economic Zone

October 14, 2011 • Mining & Resources, News, World NewsComments (0)

Despite the hype surrounding the mining boom, there is a growing concern that Australia is quickly becoming unattractive to investors. Investments, resource businesses and jobs are increasingly moving offshore. Australians for Northern Development to Economic

Nissan Gives Manufacturing Boost

October 11, 2011 • UncategorizedComments (0)

Amidst global market chaos and the high Australian dollar, Nissan has opted to manufacture accessories for a number of its 4WD and passenger vehicles at a facility in Victoria, providing a much needed boost for Australia’s manufacturing industry. The

Labor MPs Attempt to Relieve Pressure on Steel Manufacturers

August 24, 2011 • UncategorizedComments (0)

A new parliamentary group has formed to protect local manufacturing jobs as BlueScope Steel and OneSteel pursue job cuts in response to the increasingly difficult financial climate. OneSteel yesterday announced it would axe at least 400 manufacturing jobs.

The Australian Innovation Challenge

August 22, 2011 • Events, UncategorizedComments (1)

Have an idea or a solution to daily obstacles? Are you passionate about environmental sustainability and have solutions to create a greener future? Don’t miss out on The Australian Innovation Challenge! Innovation is the driving force behind

Telstra Rolling Out 4G

August 8, 2011 • UncategorizedComments (0)

Telco users in Australia major cities will soon be able to enjoy the fourth generation (4G) wireless mobile technology. Telstra will start selling its 4G service to businesses in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne this month. News.com.au reports the telco

Carbon Tax to Hurt Victorian and Tasmanian Manufacturing Industries

August 4, 2011 • News, UncategorizedComments (0)

Prime Minister Julia Gillard is not making any friends with her new carbon tax policy, which is set to severely damage Australian manufacturing businesses, particularly those in Victoria and Tasmania. The predicted repercussions of the carbon tax have many