Former shadow industry minister Sophie Mirabella has announced that she will seek Liberal preselection for her former seat of Indi.
The federal government’s attempt to remove R&D tax concessions for companies with over $20 billion annual revenues has been criticised.
According to the popularity of stories on this website throughout the year, our attention was strongly drawn to 3D printing, factory closures and insolvencies, and the occasional bit of lighthearted news. And – no surprise in an election year – Manufacturers’ Monthly readers also came to us for policy news affecting the industry.
Former federal Coalition industry spokeswoman Sophie Mirabella has been given a position on the board of the government-owned ASC Pty Ltd.
Former shadow industry minister Sophie Mirabella issued a statement yesterday to say that she would not be seeking a recount in the federal seat of Indi and congratulating independent candidate Cathy McGowan on her victory.
Though continued government support isn’t assured, META and its members are positive about by the precinct’s and their industry’s future. Brent Balinski talked to the Manufacturing Industry Innovation Precinct’s CEO Zoran Angelkovski about what’s next.
GM Holden’s North American exports are below expectations, as the company waits to meet with the incoming federal government.
The result for the seat of Indi, the electorate of Coalition industry spokeswoman Sophie Mirabella, may not be known for days.
Opposition industry minister Sophie Mirabella has vowed to fight for Wangaratta’s Bruck Textiles, calling a recent decision to award a $20 million Australian Army contract to an overseas competitor a “betrayal” of Australian manufacturers.
Industry minister Kim Carr has said that the federal election had become a “referendum” on manufacturing in Australia following the release of the Coalition’s policy on the industry yesterday, which would see a more modest level of government support.
Tony Abbott, visiting a Volvo Group facility, has announced the opposition’s manufacturing policy.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill will meet with GM Holden’s managing director Mike Devereux today, seeking a written commitment regarding the company’s future in Australia.
According to research conducted by Newspoll, a majority of Australians support government assistance to Australia’s car makers.
“Under this [Labor] government we’ve seen one manufacturing job lost every 19 minutes.” – Opposition industry spokeswoman Sophie Mirabella, Q&A, 1 July.
The Manufacturing Innovation Precinct is beginning to come together, and is looking for those with a “can-do” attitude to help it be as useful to as many companies as possible. Brent Balinski talked to chairman Albert Goller about what’s behind the program.
The federal government’s planned network of up to ten Industry Innovation Precincts, a key part of its Industry and Innovation statement, would be abandoned if the Coalition were to win office in this year’s election.
The automotive sector’s difficulties have meant that manufacturing policies are a prominent election topic this year.
Holden’s workers were given an ultimatum on Tuesday: take a pay cut or the company would join Ford and stop making cars in Australia in 2016.
The board of the Manufacturing Precinct met for the first time on Thursday ahead of next month’s commencement.
The Coalition has rejected Holden’s request for more assistance after the car maker said over the weekend that it would stop manufacturing in Australia without more support.