The government has unveiled a centrepiece of its coming Defence White Paper, bringing forward a A$40 billion program to build surface warships, centred on the economically ailing state of South Australia.
The federal government will today reportedly announce plans, including the shoring up of shipbuilding in Victoria and South Australia, as part of a three-day stint of campaigning in SA.
Prime minister Tony Abbott has given an “absolute guarantee” of more jobs in South Australia, regardless of who wins the controversial “competitive evaluation process”.
19 successful applicants for the first round of the Manufacturing Transition Program were awarded nearly $50 million yesterday.
Business groups say Australia needs the federal budget to be bold, not dull as the Prime Minister forecast last week.
The prime minister has reportedly admitted that buying Japanese submarines would not benefit Australia’s relations with China.
Prime minister Tony Abbott’s apparently fragile hold on the prime ministership is troubling some in the defence industry.
Prime minister Tony Abbott has said that whatever the government’s decision on procuring the next generation of submarines, there would be more South Australian jobs as a result.
Premier Daniel Andrews has sought urgent meetings with prime minister Tony Abbott regarding the looming loss of hundreds of Victorian shipbuilding jobs.
Defence minister David Johnston yesterday lashed out at Australian Submarine Corporation as incapable of building a canoe.
Geelong has been named as the site of a federal government pilot program linking a high school with private business.
The Industry Growth Centre initiative in yesterday’s competitiveness agenda would create better links between science and business.
The federal government will fund industry growth centres in five sectors that will encourage better use by business of Australian research.
The federal government’s competitiveness agenda is set to be released today.
With its fateful decision not to support car assembly in Australia, we might be forgiven for thinking the federal government has written off manufacturing. But we could be in for a surprise, as options narrow in the wake of the mining boom.
Federal Cabinet has approved the federal government’s competitiveness agenda.
A panel reviewing led by businessman Dick Warburton and examining the Renewable Energy Target has delivered its report.
The peak lobby group for the country’s aluminium industry has argued that Parliament should do away with the carbon tax and renewable energy subsidies.
Former industry minister, Senator Kim Carr, has rubbished the idea that the demise of our car industry was unavoidable. He spoke to Alan Johnson.
The federal government announced an expanded, $155 million automotive assistance program yesterday.