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It’s a go – ChAFTA enabling legislation passes Federal Senate

The implementing legislation for the China – Australia Free Trade Agreement, also known as ChAFTA, passed the Senate, placing Australian businesses a step closer...

Prime Minister Abbott visits Austal’s shipyard in WA

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott visited Austal’s Western Australian Shipyard on Friday in a tour that included the inspection of the construction of two...

Australia and China ink landmark FTA

After 10 years in the making, Australia’s Trade Minister, Andrew Robb, and China’s Commerce Minister, Gao Hucheng signed the landmark bilateral Free Trade Agreement...

AMWU: “A budget focused on jobs delivers nothing for jobs growth”

This year’s Federal Government budget has been described as “a budged focused on jobs”, with small businesses and national security “the biggest winners”. Pointing out...

Premier opens most modern and technically-advanced beef-processing plant in Australia

Prime Minister Tony Abbott officially opened the $93 million Australian Agricultural Company’s (AACo) Livingstone Beef facility in the Northern Territory last Saturday. The facility is...

SA shipyard workers pressure Government to fulfil submarine promise

South Australian shipyard workers have flown to Canberra to warn the Government against breaking its election promise to build Australian submarines in Adelaide. According to...

The Andrews Labor Government calls on the Abbott Government to save shipyard jobs

Concerned about the workers in Victoria’s defence industries, Minister for Industry, Lily D’Ambrosio, yesterday visited BAE Systems in Williamstown to receive an update on the...

Australia and China sign FTA – mixed reactions from industry and unions

After being locked in negotiations for almost ten years, Australia and China have finally signed a Free Trade Agreement (FTA). “This agreement is the first...

BHP Billiton and partner Mitsubishi open Caval Ridge Metallurgical coal mine in Queensland

Mining giant BHP Billiton and joint venture partner Mitsubishi yesterday opened the new US$3.4 billion Caval Ridge Mine in Queensland which is expected to ...

Germans join race for Australia’s submarines contract – workers furious

A decision regarding who will build the 12 submarines for Australia is yet to be announced by the Government, even though Prime Minister Tony...
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