The ACCC will launch a year-long public inquiry into the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in Eastern and Southern Australia.
The Tasmanian opposition has said Caterpillar owed the state’s north-west an explanation as to why it would axe 280 jobs at Burnie.
Manufacturing Australia has launched a 13-point plan for improving local gas supply, which it says currently puts 83,000 industry jobs at risk.
Mining manufacturer Caterpillar has announced it will cut around 280 jobs at its Burnie factory and move some of its production to Thailand.
Fishing group Sanford is likely to cut 230 workers from its Christchurch mussel processing plant because of a shortage of natural spat supply.
The unnamed new owner of the former UGL Rail factory in Taree was a global business and will create as many as 400 local jobs, it’s been claimed.
WA shipbuilder Austal will cut as many as 300 jobs by the year’s end as two major contracts wind up.
Victorian manufacturers stand to benefit greatly from the Victorian government’s Dandenong rail project, according to the AMWU.
Manufacturers have two very clear messages for the nation…
Over 1,000 train and ship manufacturers are expected to march in Newcastle today, pushing for NSW government contracts in the Hunter region.
Engineering company Forgacs has cut a fifth of its 600-strong workforce at Newcastle due to a lack of shipbuilding contracts.
Business groups are telling the Productivity Commission inquiry into the workplace relations that Australia needs a simple, flexible system.
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There is still no sign that the opposition and federal government will come to an agreement on a revised Renewable Energy Target.
For Australian manufacturing, most of the news in recent years has been negative. However, there are still reasons to believe that the sector will survive.
As many as 100 new jobs will be created in a Sync Building Systems factory expansion in Brooklyn.
The AWU’s national secretary has said that both sides of politics needed to stop dithering and reach a compromise on the Renewable Energy Target.
Hiring intentions in the manufacturing sector are up seven percentage points on this time last year, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Alcoa will probably not shut any of its WA factories, according to an analyst.
WA engineering company Civmec Construction has been awarded a major contract on the $1 billion Perth Stadium project at Burswood.