The recent OHS Strategy Summit on the Gold Coast highlighted a number of concerns regarding the now in force national OHS harmonisation laws; probably the most significant reform to OHS legislation in the past 30 years.
DHL today announced that it will construct a new purpose-built A$15m facility, which will include a processing Gateway and offices, at Brisbane Airport. The investment is part of DHL’s 10-year strategic initiative to invest in growth in the Queensland state.
THE ageing of the population and therefore the workforce remains a real challenge in the manufacturing sector.
The Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) has prepared a document called ‘Resourcing the Future’ for the incoming Queensland government, providing policy recommendations to support the manufacturing industry in Queensland.
Fourteen students graduated with the Advanced Diploma of Engineering and two students graduated with the Diploma of Engineering, with industry, staff, family and friends in attendance on December 7 at SkillsTech Australia’s Mt Gravatt Training Centre.
Australian-owned Nepean Mining will build a new manufacturing facility at the Port of Mackay, Queensland; 400 new full-time jobs will be created.
Chemicals manufacturer Incitec Pivot has announced plans to expand into explosives, and is reassuring locals living near its Newcastle ammonium nitrate plant in the wake Orica’s Kooragang Island leaks.
The first national Innovation in Australia exhibition was held in Brisbane this week, showcasing Australian biotechnology, mining equipment, polymers and therapeutic innovations, along with a whole raft of other game-changing products and solutions.
Brewery workers at one of Australia’s most iconic brands, XXXX, will strike this Christmas over a management announcement that future bonuses will depend on “good behaviour”.
The NSW EPA has lifted the prevention notice on the ammonia storage system for Orica’s Kooragang Island plant, meaning the site will once again be able to manufacture ammonia nitrate.
Queensland premier Anna Bligh has announced plans for a gas technology research and development laboratory in Brisbane, funded by Schlumberger.
Hydraulic solutions provider Custom Fluidpower will increase their support of Queensland industry through the opening of a new branch in Gladstone.
A man has been crushed to death at a kitchen bench manufacturer in Perth, in the latest of a slew of horrific workplace accidents happening around the country.
An alliance of steel workers have been told that unions and industry will be represented on a government steering committee to ensure more local content makes it into resource projects in Queensland.
Queensland manufacturers should get ready to be recognised at the 2012 Manufacturing Skills Awards, which will take place in Brisbane on 18 May 2012.
Shareholders of Australia’s only locally-owned sugar factory have been urged to accept a takeover bid from a Thai company.
Hydraulic solutions provider Custom Fluidpower has upgraded its Mackay office and workshop facility, to better serve the needs of its Queensland clients.
Chemical manufacturer and supplier Incitec Pivot is currently looking into plans to construct of a new ammonium nitrate manufacturing plant near its Newcastle fertiliser facility in NSW.
REDFLOW says it is continuing to outsource the manufacturing of its core zinc bromine battery module (ZBM) to US-based Jabil Circuit’s Asian facilities.
Construction of Australia’s largest smallgoods manufacturing facility has entered its second stage. Primo said the $131 million facility will allow the company to consolidate three separate plants operations under one roof.