Counterfeiters face five years in prison
The government is cracking down on fake brands through the introduction of a new law providing tough penalties for companies and individuals caught counterfeiting products and services.
High dollar, two-speed economy on the agenda at Prime Minister’s Economic Forum
Over 100 representatives from industry, government and the community gathered in Brisbane this week to discuss tactics to develop a more resilient economy.
Industry gets ready for carbon tax with clean technology funding
Eleven businesses have each nabbed a share of $8.1 million in funding to help them improve production efficiency in preparation for the carbon tax.
Manufacturer fined $200,000 over electric shock incident
A Victorian manufacturer has been fined $200,000 because one its workers received an electric shock from a moulding press.
Apprentices consider walking out due to poor wages
A new survey reveals a majority of apprentices have contemplated quitting their jobs in the manufacturing industry due to poor wages and lack of acceptable on-the-job training.