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NSW Govt funds world-leading carbon capture technology
Minister for Resources and Energy, Chris Hartcher announced the NSW Government will jointly fund a CO2 mineral carbonation pilot plant that will transform captured carbon emissions ...
Truckies under pressure: freight costs cut by $13m despite huge profit
Wesfarmers announced it has cut its freight costs by $13 million at a time when its revenue growth is up 3.8 per cent. Coles' revenues were up two per cent to $38 billion, the results ...
Ai Group: VIC long service scheme may cost employers $4m per year
In a major submission to the Inquiry into Portability of Long Service Leave Entitlements for Victorian Workers, the Australian Industry Group has demonstrated that a portable long ...
Booktopia writes new chapter with advanced warehouse management system
By any standards, award winning online book retailer Booktopia is definitely one of Australia’s success stories.
New principles to guide NT oil & gas industry operations
New guiding principles setting out how the onshore oil and gas industry should operate in the Northern Territory have been released.
Gulf water move paves way for North QLD growth & jobs
Remote Gulf communities are set to get a jobs boost as the Palaszczuk Government announces the release of thousands of megalitres of water.
Govt working with Illawarra community on steel future
Australian Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane has called a September 2015 meeting of key stakeholders in Wollongong to discuss a long-term economic strategy for the ...
6 Tips for Employing a Customer Loyalty Program That Works
If all our customers had the sort of loyalty a dog has for his master we'd have nothing to worry about. Unfortunately customer loyalty is as fickle as fashion and as reliable as the ...
Industry survey reflects construction & building upswing in QLD
Master Builders' latest Survey of Industry Conditions for the June 2015 quarter shows business confidence in the Queensland economy and the building and construction industry is on ...
New online permit system slashes turnaround times for QLD mining
Queensland's multi-billion dollar mining industry has done away with resource permit paperwork thanks to the state's world-leading online permit system.
How to build excellence into your operational maintenance program
Excellence is a great word. It's a word worth using in every aspect of your business and something you should strive for in everything you do. That includes all aspects of maintenance. ...
Small business mood subdued amid some signs of improvement
The mood among small businesses remained subdued in the June quarter but declines in sentiment have moderated on most measures and some indicators are showing signs of improvement, ...
Australian uranium sector welcomes restart of Japanese nuclear reactor
The re-starting of Japan's first nuclear reactor in almost two years is good news for the Australian uranium sector.
Why it's time to bring manufacturing back to Australia
If you're old enough to be nostalgic about the 1960s, wistful thoughts probably revolve around black suited Beatles rather than boom times in manufacturing.
Recent cases show why Senate should back ABCC
According to the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, senators should support the bill to reintroduce the Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner ...
25 factory workers underpaid $45,000 due to unchecked system error
A computer error has resulted in 25 factory workers at Nambucca Heads on the NSW North Coast being short-changed their leave entitlements for eight years.
Fossil fuels approaching extinction with new Tesla battery
Wind and solar power is most definitely on the rise, with it currently comprising 22 per cent of generated electric energy. And with the introduction of Tesla’s Powerwall by renewable ...
$3m Govt investment to expand onshore gas industry research
The Australian Government and NSW Government will invest a total of $3 million in a strategic research alliance with CSIRO and industry to expand research on the social and environmental ...
Ai Group: emissions targets require deep cuts & major industry effort
Australian Industry Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox has said the emissions targets announced by the government will require deep cuts in Australia's emissions.
How to cut top quality screw threads with taps
Tapping is the most difficult metal cutting operation as it is the only case where the metal chips have to be guided sideways from the tool cutting face before being ejected via ...
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