The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has warned that Victoria could face 72 days of power supply shortfalls over the next two years, following the shutdown of the Hazelwood plant next week. According to AEMO, the shutdown of the Hazelwood plant, which supplies up to a quarter of Victoria’s power, could lead to breaches of … Continue reading Victoria warned of 72 days of potential blackouts
The Queensland government’s gas pilot program provides good template for how gas could be developed on Australia’s eastern seaboard, according to Manufacturing Australia. The program provides a piece of land in the Surat Basin for gas extraction solely by domestic companies and manufacturers. “If gas intensive manufacturing is to continue in Australia we need more … Continue reading Queensland government gas pilot program shows the way
Large energy consumers are asking the federal government to fix its energy policy after several of them were hit with price increases of up to 100 per cent while troubled aluminium producer, Alcoa, was given a sweetheart deal. According to The Australian Financial Review, key Australian energy and manufacturing users, including Brickworks and BHP Billiton, … Continue reading Big energy consumers angry about massive price hike
Industry minister Greg Hunt met with executives from some of Australia’s major energy companies yesterday to discuss the “looming shortage” of the resource for manufacturers.
The need to boost skills as manufacturing jobs were shed was cited by the Victorian government as it announced increases to funding for training and education.
The Victoria Carpets factory in Castlemaine, Victoria will close by the end of the month and twenty one employees will lose their jobs.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill says that without funding from both state and federal governments Holden may shut down its production plant in Elizabeth.
Chobani Australia today opened its new $30 million yogurt plant in Victoria.
Australian Weaving Mills (AWM) has planned to relocate the weaving division of the company from Devonport in Tasmania to Wangaratta in Victoria.
A cheese and milk factory near the west Victorian country town of Colac is set to close down next year, shedding 130 jobs, after it was deemed too expensive to upgrade.
Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has revealed that more than 80 per cent of job losses in regional Victoria last month have been in the Barwon- Western District.
The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) jobless figures, released yesterday, revealed job queues in Victoria are likely to become increasingly populated by men than women.
Food maker Kerry is closing its manufacturing plant in Melbourne, leaving up to 100 employees out of work.