457 system “out of control”: Gillard
Prime Minister Julia Gillard says the 457 visa system is “out of control” and new measures are needed to help Australian businesses and workers.
Computer glitch causes headaches for Holden
A computer glitch at Holden has left around 1500 cars unaccounted for and prompted the manufacturer to report its lowest month of production in almost seven years.
Unions push to increase apprentice wage
Unions are asking Fair Work Australia to increase the apprentice wage in order to turn around an unacceptable drop-out rate.
Manufacturers can survive: Gillard
While the high dollar will remain a challenge for some time to come, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says manufacturers can still survive in the current environment.
Lead smelter granted major development status
A $350 million redevelopment of Nyrstar’s Port Pirie smelter has been granted major development status by the South Australian Government.