High Aussie dollar, rising overseas competition and global economic crisis are held responsible for 125,000 local manufacturers losing their jobs over the past four years.
Bega Cheese group CEO Barry Irvin has suggested that government support to car manufacturers is costing food exporters opportunities in Asia.
Last night’s Australian Industry Group annual dinner saw the Prime Minister and the Ai Group butt heads.
The non-profit mental health awareness group beyondblue has released a booklet offering advice to retrenched workers in industries such as manufacturing.
Over 100 representatives from industry, government and the community gathered in Brisbane this week to discuss tactics to develop a more resilient economy.
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.
In the face of the high Australian dollar, Prime Minister Julia Gillard has called for the manufacturing sector to renew its productivity drive to meet the demands of the 21st century, and has recognised the role of National Manufacturing Week (NMW) in the industry’s structural change.
The government has announced a skills reform plan that it claims will ensure Australia’s national vocational education and training (VET) system is better equipped to deliver skills to workers in a “rapidly changing economy”.