Bill Shorten will meet Arrium workers this afternoon, and will push prime minister Malcolm Turnbull to increase the government’s support from the $49.2 million loan pledged during the election campaign.
Tasmania’s forestry industry is smaller and more specialised than it has been previously, but is currently thriving, according to the boss of Neville-Smith Forestry Products.
South Australia is hoping to get as much as possible out of armoured vehicle work for the Land 400 project, and has pledged to create a centre of excellence for military vehicles in its pitch.
A report by think tank The Australia Institute and commissioned by the AMWU has criticised the NSW government’s decision to have a fleet of new intercity trains built in South Korea.
A $250,000 project fund to support carbon fibre and advanced fibre-based manufacturing in Geelong was announced on Thursday afternoon, aiming to assist in commercialising collaborative projects between firms and researchers.
Yesterday’s shocking announcement by the NSW Coalition government that a $2.3 billion contract for 500 intercity train carriages has been awarded to a multinational (mainly South Korean) consortium including UGL, Hyundai Rotem and Mitsubishi Electric Australia was met with a wave of outrage and derision across the state and Internet.
A Productivity Commission review criticising the decision to build submarines locally has been disputed by the SA government, Australian Industry Group and others.
Over 550 manufacturing professionals gathered in Barcelona at the World Manufacturing Forum in May this year to consider Industry 4.0 strategies. Bruce Grey shares some observations.
Unlike our previous election, in fact unlike our past three federal elections, in the US, both candidates for president are vowing to revitalise and resurrect the U.S. manufacturing industry. In fact, Donald Trump says he will “reclaim millions of American jobs” while Hillary Clinton is pushing a “make it in America” strategy. “While too many … Continue reading OPINION: Unlike in Australia, US elections are all about manufacturing
Servicing, Maintenance and Welding (SMW) Group provides field servicing, maintenance and emergency repair and rebuild services to customers in Central Queensland. The company also provides complete plant and equipment management, supported by a range of mine site compliance activities. In response to SMW’s desire to make its large welding workshop more efficient, BOC and its … Continue reading New gen robots cutting weld time by up to 90 per cent
While hiring intentions among Australian employers remain positive, their employees feel let down on the training front and many are actively looking to switch jobs, the latest Hudson Report has revealed. The report tracked the hiring intentions of more than 2,000 employers, as well as the attitudes of 1,330 employees in April this year. It … Continue reading Report finds employers eager to hire but staff also eager to leave
In a move that could help reinvigorate the metal production industry in Australia, CSIRO and Enirgi Group have joined forces to develop and commercialise an affordable and low-emission technology for producing magnesium metal. The CSIRO-developed technology, known as MagSonic, produces magnesium using up to 80 per cent less energy and up to 60 per cent … Continue reading Low-cost magnesium developed by CSIRO
A new Manufacturing Centre of Excellence has been opened in Burnie, part of the response to Caterpillar Underground Mining’s decision to move manufacturing to Thailand.
The South Australian government and SA senator Nick Xenophon have urged the new federal government to secure the long-term future of the Whyalla steelworks.
The South Australian government has announced a grant scheme, offering SMEs in the state – which has the country’s worst unemployment rate – $10,000 per each job created.
So here we are, after one of the longest election campaigns in Australia’s history and the result is a non-result. Or should I say a non-conclusive result.
Senator Nick Xenophon had an hour-long meeting with prime minister Malcolm Turnbull yesterday, telling the PM that it is vital the country retains a steel industry.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull was in Adelaide yesterday, announcing a $297 million contract for Raytheon Australia to upgrade the weapons testing site at Woomera test range.
The federal government announced a $49.2 million loan for Arrium’s iron ore mines, which it said would have an “immediate impact” on the iron ore and steel business.
Labor will announce a commitment worth $100 million to attempt to save Arrium’s Whyalla plant, but the federal government has criticised the timing of the news, saying it wouldn’t enter a political auction on the issue.