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.
Engineering company Forgacs will cut a fifth of its workforce at Newcastle due to a lack of shipbuilding contracts.
Tomago-based engineering and manufacturing business Perfab Engineering has gone into voluntary administration.
Microsoft will close two Chinese factories that it acquired when it bought Nokia’s handset business in April 2014, cutting 9,000 jobs.
General Motors has announced that it will end car manufacturing in Indonesia after poor sales of its Spin vehicle.
Activity in China’s manufacturing sector grew slightly in February, according to a key preliminary index of nationwide manufacturing activity.
Melbourne-based Ethan Automotive is considering opening a small-scale car factory at Edinburgh Parks in South Australia.
The struggling Australian Paper mill at Shoalhaven will close this year, workers were informed yesterday.
Factories are shutting in China as the economy slows and the country’s low-cost advantage disappears.
The federal government has released more detail regarding its plans to procure new submarines.
A report on regional planning in West Australia’s mid-west identified the manufacturing sector as a way to strengthen and diversify the local economy.
Tony Abbott’s pledge to let local ship builders attempt to secure the project for the next generation submarines has caused confusion.
Coventry Group, a WA-based maker of fasteners, gaskets and fluid systems, will cut about 100 jobs as part of a restructure.
Holden has announced that Australian Mark Bernhard will take up the role of Chairman and Managing Director from June.
Agricultural chemical maker Nufarm will restructure its European manufacturing operations as part of efforts to reduce its fixed cost base.
Prime minister Tony Abbott’s apparently fragile hold on the prime ministership is troubling some in the defence industry.
Holden has dismissed reports of forced redundancies at its Elizabeth plant following poor sales of the recently-rejigged Cruze vehicle.