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Queensland manufacturers keen to pursue new opportunities in the sector, according Treasurer Pitt

The Productivity Commission’s inquiry into Queensland’s manufacturing sector has been welcomed by manufacturers across the state, said Acting Premier and Treasurer Curtis Pitt. Inspecting window...

AMWU says Australia-Korea FTA could hurt local employment

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has slammed the Government and Labor for greenlighting the “disgraceful” Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) which could “further...

DENSO announces end of local manufacturing

The collapse of the automotive industry in Australia – which wiped out a number of manufacturing businesses closely tied to the car making sector...

Ai Group says PC’s auto sector report too “optimistic”

The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), Australia's peak manufacturing body, has questioned the accuracy of the new Productivity Commission (PC) report on the automotive...

Innovation at CMP Controls

Welcome to the Feature Series for Australian Manufacturing, where each month we will shine the focus on one particular Australian manufacturer and breakdown what...

AMWU disapproves the Government’s decision not to assist SPC Ardmona

The Australian Manufacturing Workers’ Union (AMWU) slammed the Federal Government for its decision to cut industry assistance for struggling food processing giant SPC Ardmona. According...

End car subsidies by 2020: Productivity Commission

The Australian Productivity Commission has called for all government subsidies to car makers to end by 2020, saying that arguments that support public subsidies...

Holden boss says the cost of losing auto industry would dwarf the cost of...

General Motors Co has made it clear that it has not yet reached a decision on the future of Holden’s Australian operations, prompting the...

Productivity Commission report finds decline in manufacturing productivity occurred mostly in petroleum, food and...

A working paper released by the Australian Productivity Commission on Friday revealed that the manufacturing sector’s multifactor productivity, which is a measure of innovation,...

Ford insists on public R&D support

Car manufacturer Ford has asked for more public funding, despite the fact that the company is shutting down its manufacturing plants in Australia. The company...
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