The results of a series of surveys by the Australian Industry Group have found manufacturers, especially those in food and beverage, reporting a jump in energy costs.
The battleground between business, taxpayers and government for 2013 is taking shape. It is manufacturing and jobs.
After reports at the weekend, the Australian Federal Police have confirmed that they are reopening old investigations into Oz Minerals and Cochlear regarding alleged bribery of foreign officials.
Casella Wines, the owners of the popular Yellow Tail brand, has attributed its first loss in two decades to factors including the high Australian dollar and industrial relations.
Almost six in ten small and medium-sized businesses are dissatisfied with the support they receive from the federal government, according to a recent report by business software provider MYOB.
The battle over WorkCover changes rages on. The latest round has to do with leave entitlements, according to a leaked email from a WorkCover official, as reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, via AAP newswires.
A Holden factory worker and six other people have been charged with stealing millions of dollars worth of auto parts from the manufacturer’s Elizabeth plant.
The board of the government’s Climate Change Authority has ‘heavy responsibilities’ to maintain competitiveness in manufacturing, warns the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
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.
Next month sees the introduction of one of most absurd taxes in Australia; one that will damage our industry and lower our standard of living for absolutely no benefit to the environment.
The Government’s promise to deliver a surplus in 2012-13 will come at a considerable cost to industry.
PPSR (Personal Property Securities Register), which commenced January this year, will help buyers check that the used goods they are buying, like a car, boat or machinery – almost anything except real estate – doesn’t have a security interest over it.
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has developed an advisory service designed to help SME manufacturers who are suffering at the hands of ‘dumping’.
With Federal and State Government grants for manufacturing companies ranging from $20,000 to $10m the effort put into applying for a grant can be well rewarded.
Manufacturing industry groups are calling on the government to inject more funds in to the sector, following a tough start to the year with various redundancies and factory closures announced.
Businesses in the textile, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry can partner dollar-for-dollar with the Gillard Government and apply for a grant of $250,000 or more to help build a stronger and more resilient sector.