Manufacturing, civil construction and defence force workers are being targeted to join the first ever adult apprenticeships for the resources and energy sector.
The Queensland Resources Council has dismissed calls for government intervention and mandated local manufacturing content levels.
Smallgoods manufacturer Primo is set to build Australia’s largest smallgoods facility at Wacol, Queensland. The new facility will create 600 new jobs in the state.
Schweppes has told employees that it will shut down the Wulkuraka site as part of a staged closure to secure some of P&N production lines.
A new era for Australian manufacturing could be emerging with the entry of major health and pharmaceutical players. Blood products maker CSL will build a new manufacturing plant in Broadmeadows, Victoria.
Manufacturing Skills Queensland (MSQ), a division of QMI Solutions, is offering an 85% subsidy for training in OH&S, project management, training and assessment, and warehousing and storage.
International pharmaceutical company, Sanofi is set to become Queensland’s first manufacturer of softgel capsules for vitamins, minerals and herbal supplements
NSW government has rejected the Federal Government’s proposed OHS reforms, while QLD was first to implement the laws which aimed to harmonised national workplace safety standards.