The former government’s Manufacturing Leaders Group has been abolished.
“Under this [Labor] government we’ve seen one manufacturing job lost every 19 minutes.” – Opposition industry spokeswoman Sophie Mirabella, Q&A, 1 July.
Federal industry minister Greg Combet has resigned from his portfolio, citing his support for former Prime Minister Julia Gillard, who was beaten in a caucus ballot last night.
A summit involving the federal government and representatives for Australia’s three car manufacturers is being held today in Melbourne, in response to Ford’s decision to stop making cars in the country in 2016.
The countdown to NMW 2013 is nearly over, with the May 7-11 event to get underway tomorrow morning at 10 am.
Manufacturers are urging treasurer Wayne Swan to disregard the budget being in deficit and offer relief in the form of a cut to the company tax rate.
Will new Industry Participation rules ensure a manufacturing revival, or will they simply reinforce existing industry trends? Brent Balinski investigates.
The local content part of federal government’s plan to assist manufacturers is “cumbersome”, a threat to commercial confidentiality and could actually destroy jobs, according to the Minerals Council of Australia.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard has spoken of National Manufacturing Week as a showcase of the country’s manufacturing strength.
Australia and China are to implement a currency deal whereby exporters will be able to directly trade the Australian dollar with the yuan.
In the second of his two part series, UWA Professor Tim Mazzarol examines plans to skill up local companies – and in particular smaller businesses – currently missing out on lucrative industry contracts
The University of Western Australia’s Tim Mazzarol investigates what Labor’s latest job package may mean for manufacturers.
Cuts to R&D tax credits to some of Australia’s biggest companies will fund a network of innovation precincts, the first of which will be dedicated to manufacturing.
The federal government announced its plan to boost local participation in major projects, funded by a cut in R & D tax concessions to Australia’s biggest companies.
In response to Greg Combet’s piece on this year’s federal election being a referendum on manufacturing, Sophie Mirabella writes exclusively for Manufacturers’ Monthly on what the Coalition would do to help our industry regain its competitive edge.
The federal government is looking to increase the number of people eligible to request flexible working arrangements.
In our head-to-head series on the upcoming federal election, Greg Combet writes exclusively for Manufacturers’ Monthly on why the September 14 poll date will be referendum on the manufacturing industry.
Ian Thomas, Boeing’s president in Australia and South Pacific, has been appointed as head of the federal government’s manufacturing leaders group.
Prime minister Julia Gillard has announced that legislation for an Anti-Dumping Commission would be introduced to parliament next year.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard will today announce an Anti-Dumping Commission.