A new industry training hub launched in Burnie in north-west Tasmania will help senior high school students build skills and choose jobs to meet regional demand. The Burnie hub is the first of ten facilities on trial in regional Australia to tackle youth unemployment as part of the federal government’s $50.6 million initiative to train … Continue reading New industry training hub kicks off in Burnie
The Tasmanian state government will use their $16.1 million Energising Tasmania Training Fund to ensure a ready workforce to build and maintain pumped hydro to support and realise the state’s renewable energy opportunities. In the statement, it is understood that over the next four years, the Energising Tasmania Training Fund aims to deliver up to … Continue reading Powering skills to power the nation
Networks to support the growth of regional businesses have received funding from the federal government. The Seedlab Tasmania project, which focusses on helping grow the food, drink and agricultural industries in Tasmania, received $463,100 in funding, while Latrobe City Council will gain $399,498 in funding for the Startup Gippsland project. Both programs are designed to … Continue reading Regional start-ups receive funding injection
The federal and Tasmanian governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create jobs and advance the island state’s space industry. According to Karen Andrews, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, the MoU will enable Tasmania to share in the Australian government’s investments in space technologies and programs. Specifically, the MoU sets out the terms … Continue reading Tasmania joins Australia’s space race
A Climate Council report states who they see as leading the charge of Australia’s transition to clean, affordable and efficient renewable energy and storage technology. The Renewables Ready: States Leading the Charge report shows South Australia, Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory are all leading the renewables race, while the Federal Government remains stuck at … Continue reading Climate Council: SA, TAS and ACT leading the renewables charge
Tasmania’s Cadbury chocolate factory was forced to halt production when its computer system was struck by a global cyber attack. The company was not able to access its computer files unless it paid a ransom of $300 in Bitcoin. As a result, operations were halted and hundreds of workers were placed on cleaning duty. At … Continue reading Tasmania’s Cadbury factory struck down by cyber attack
Global poppy grower Tasmanian Alkaloids has signed a heads of agreement with distributor AusCann Group Holdings to manufacture and distribute medicinal cannabis across Australia and overseas. The two companies will secure a licence to cultivate and manufacture medicinal cannabis in Tasmania, according to a report by Proactive Investors. The licence will be in addition to … Continue reading Licence agreed to manufacture medicinal cannabis in Tasmania
Dairy processor Murray Goulburn has announced that it will close three factories, resulting in the loss of hundreds of jobs. The processor will close factories in Edith Creek in northern Tasmania, and Rochester and Kiewa in northern Victoria. The closures will be staggered, beginning with the closure of the Edith Creek factory at the end … Continue reading Murray Goulburn to kill 360 jobs in factory closures
CommSec has released its latest quarterly report revealing the economic performance of Australian states. The report analyses eight key indicators: economic growth; retail spending; business investment; unemployment; construction work done; population growth; housing finance and dwelling commencements. According to CommSec chief economist Craig James, the latest data indicates a multi-speed national economy. NSW remains on top, … Continue reading NSW continues to dominate Australia’s economic performance
The Univeristy of Tasmania (UTAS) has secured a crucial role in the $50 billion Future Submarine Program – the largest defence procurement program in Australian history. The fleet will be built in Adelaide, however the Australian Maritime College (AMC) in Launceston will provide teaching and research to the manufacturers that will build 12 Shortfin Barracuda … Continue reading Tasmania secures role in $50 billion submarine development
Definium Technologies, a niche electronic manufacturer based, has won two new contracts to buy and commission a semi-automatic solder paste printer and vapour-phase reflow oven. According to Invest in Australia, with the assistance of the Tasmanian government’s manufacturing Caterpillar Transition Taskforce, the company has efficiency, accuracy and reliability of its electronics manufacturing processes. Under the … Continue reading Tasmanian electronic manufacturer wins new contracts
Tasmania’s forestry industry is smaller and more specialised than it has been previously, but is currently thriving, according to the boss of Neville-Smith Forestry Products.
Food and beverage led the way in a surge in overall exports from Tasmania last year.
The Cadbury chocolate factory visitor centre in Hobart will close for good in December and, as a result, 11 employees will lose their jobs.
Incat Tasmania has been awarded a contract to build six new ferries to operate on Sydney’s Inner Harbour.
Brent Balinski spoke to Southern Prospect’s Lee Whiteley about where Burnie’s industrial opportunities might lie in a post-Caterpillar future.
Manufacturing in Australia’s southernmost state has received a lot of attention this year. Much of it has to do with Caterpillar Underground Mining’s decision to move its manufacturing operations to Thailand, coming at the cost of about 280 jobs and flow-on effects for the company’s numerous suppliers.
Caterpillar Underground Mining has cut 70 workers from its manufacturing facility in Burnie, Tasmania.
The federal government has provided funding to a high tech project which is expected to lead to 175 new jobs in Tasmania.
Tasmania’s whisky producers have been gaining worldwide attention, with three distilleries being listed in the 2013 World Whiskey Bible and significant growth reported.