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CSIRO & NICTA join forces to create digital research powerhouse
Minister for Industry and Science Ian Macfarlane and Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull have announced the merging of CSIRO's Digital Productivity flagship and NICTA, which ...
Manufacturing company pays Sri Lankan visa-holders just $8 an hour
A Sydney manufacturing company and one of its directors will face Court after allegedly paying a Sri Lankan couple as little as $8 an hour.
New NSW coal mine to boost regional community & national economy
The opening of Whitehaven's Maules Creek Coal Mine will bring stable jobs and regional economic prosperity to the Narrabri, Gunnedah and Tamworth communities in North-Western NSW.
4 Creative Job Perks That Cost You Little and Gain a Lot
The connotations of the word 'perk' seem to be as negative as they are positive these days. Yet there are genuine company perks that can make a big difference to staff morale, ...
Industry groups say China-Australia FTA 'great' for Australian jobs
Australia may miss out on a surge in jobs and export opportunities if the Parliament delays approving the China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA), prompting three major industry ...
Mine expansion to deliver regional benefits
The recent completion of the Boggabri coal mine expansion project will bring substantial economic and social benefits to the region for the next two decades, including local jobs ...
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.
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