The manufacturing sector showed healthy signs during 2018, but does that mean a full recovery from the slowdown in recent years? Tara Hamid speaks to experts and business-owners to find out more. The year 2018 reaffirmed for many trend observers that the manufacturing sector in Australia is not dying, but simply going through a transition. … Continue reading Tackling the challenges of manufacturing in a time of change
Manufacturing Australia has welcomed the government’s new energy plan, saying it is right to focus on affordability and reliability alongside emissions reduction. In a statement, the group’s executive director Ben Eade said the move would encourage all parties to make a “clear eyed assessment” of the plan and that the Finkel energy review, which was scrapped by the Turnbull government … Continue reading Manufacturing Australia welcomes revised energy plan
Manufacturing Australia (MA) has appointed James Fazzino to replace departing chairman Mark Chellew, who is stepping down after leading the organisation since early 2015. Under Chellew’s leadership, Manufacturing Australia has been a respected and influential advocate for Australia’s large enterprise manufacturing sector, and led debate about the policy and market reforms needed to secure the … Continue reading Manufacturing Australia appoints new chairman
The Queensland government’s gas pilot program provides good template for how gas could be developed on Australia’s eastern seaboard, according to Manufacturing Australia. The program provides a piece of land in the Surat Basin for gas extraction solely by domestic companies and manufacturers. “If gas intensive manufacturing is to continue in Australia we need more … Continue reading Queensland government gas pilot program shows the way
Australian industrial gas users are seeing prices doubling – if they can get contracts at all – with the next two years cited by Manufacturing Australia as a “crunch point” for customers.
Major gas producers Santos and Origin have rejected calls by manufacturing lobbyists to reserve gas for domestic use.
Dick Warburton, chairman of Manufacturing Australia, recommended that the government cut the company tax rate to make Australian companies more competitive, The Australian reports.
Taking smart, bold steps sees Australian manufacturers large and small winners at Manufacturers’ Monthly 2012 Endeavour Awards. Annie Dang reports.
A group of CEOs has developed plans to reverse manufacturing’s demise, but who is listening?