Beijing has approved 12 new free trade zones (FTZs) three months after opening the first in Shanghai, as it attempts to increase growth.
The competition regulator has raised concern about the market power of Bluescope Steel.
A delegation of CFMEU pulp and paper workers will travel to Parliament House today to brief their local MPs on challenges to their job security.
Despite recent highly publicised factory closures, Australian manufacturing remains a half-glass-full type of industry as we go into 2014.
The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has called on the Labor Party to allow the government to repeal the carbon tax.
Auto workers are pushing the Coalition Government to bring forward its decision on auto industry funding before it’s too late.
Automotive workers, who will today talk with the government about the future of the auto industry, will not be joined by Holden representatives.
Many within the automotive industry blame the previous government’s plans to change the FBT regime for a drop in car sales in October.
Industry has voiced its opposition to the government’s plan to repeal nearly $4 billion in tax concessions associated with the MRRT.
The Coalition government’s direct action climate change policy has been rejected not only by environmentalists but also by industry.
West Australian Premier Colin Barnett has claimed that Australia’s foreign investment rules discriminate against China and should be changed.
Small Chinese auto manufacturers are likely to feel the stress from a new, stricter warranty law that is being introduced by the Beijing government.
Nine Japanese auto-parts companies and two executives have pleaded guilty to charges of price fixing in the United States.
Following the release of the latest car sales figures, the Federal government has claimed that fears about FBT changes damaging the automotive sector were exaggerated.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s visit to Tasmania yesterday failed to impress advocates for cheaper transport across Bass Strait.
The Federal Government may offer government workers a $3000 rebate on locally made cars.
The biggest mining boom in Australian history since the gold rush of the 1850s is about to change shape. The investment phase of the boom, which has seen A$400 billion invested in the last decade, is tapering off.
A car fleet management company has claimed that the federal government’s proposed change to the FBT has caused it to lay off a quarter of its workforce.
“Under this [Labor] government we’ve seen one manufacturing job lost every 19 minutes.” – Opposition industry spokeswoman Sophie Mirabella, Q&A, 1 July.
Last month the Plastics and Chemicals Industry Association released its industry roadmap, Adding Value, offering governments advice on how the sector could be helped to do its job better. Brent Balinski spoke to PACIA’s CEO Margaret Donnan about Australia’s “broken” gas market and more.