Purchasing submarines from Japan could compromise Australia’s national security interests, according to opposition leader Bill Shorten.
The next generation of Australian submarines will be built in Japan and SA will only contribute components to the vessels, according to a report.
Workers made redundant last week by Southern Engineering Services may not receive redundancy payments until Christmas 2015, according to the AMWU.
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The visit of Japanese submarine experts to the ASC facility in South Australia has raised concerns Australia may look overseas to build future submarines.
The death of Australia’s car making industry will result in the loss of as many as 40,000 jobs, according to a review by the Productivity Commission.
Train manufacturer Alstom has missed out on a contract to build more metropolitan trains for Victoria, according to the AMWU.
Key business groups are pushing the government to begin the planned Productivity Commission review into the Fair Work Act.
Engineering group Bradken’s has signalled it will continue to cut jobs and move production overseas, following a large drop in its full year net profit.
The death of Australian car making will have a massive impact on the whole manufacturing sector, according to the General Manager of Adelaide’s ROH Wheels.
The Point Henry smelter near Geelong will wind up its operations on Thursday after more than 50 years as an aluminium plant.
Engineering firm Forgacs will close its ship maintenance dock in Brisbane and, as a result, 27 permanent staff will lose their jobs.
Both the official and the HSBC PMI showed China’s factory output increased in June, with the official PMI indicating the strongest result in six months.
Glove and condom maker Ansell is to cut 100 products and 300 jobs as part of a global restructure.
The Victorian Department of Justice is targeting retrenched Geelong Alcoa workers for possible jobs in the Victorian prison system.
The US is now importing as many manufacturing jobs as it is exporting, according to a US not-for-profit group.
Holcim New Zealand is going ahead with its plans to close its New Zealand cement manufacturing plant by the second half of 2016.
Penrice Soda’s decision to close its chemical plant in Adelaide has raised the question of who will pay for its environmental remediation.
Hallmark will cut 106 jobs from its New Zealand operation, as it abandons its fully integrated model and partners with another company.
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