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Anti-dumping reforms establish 'level playing field' for Aust firms
The federal government is strengthening Australia's anti-dumping system with a range of reforms to ensure Australian industry is in the strongest position to compete on a level ...
Shaky Budget at mercy of commodity price windfall: MYEFO
A third term of Coalition government would bring the Budget back to surplus, figures from the federal government's Mid-year Economic and Fiscal Outlook (MYEFO) released on Monday ...
AUSTECH 2015: 75% of floor space 'already booked'
A telltale sign of its burgeoning popularity, 75 per cent of floor space has already been booked for AUSTECH 2015 – a pace which is even further than the record set by the event in ...
'Up to $25,000' in recycling rebates on offer for NSW businesses
Small businesses looking to reduce their waste costs can take advantage of up to $25,000 in government rebates being offered through NSW EPA.
When is it time to outsource your manufacturing?
Most manufacturers outsource some element of their production line, be it raw materials, inventory management, assembly or distribution.
Korea-Aust FTA 'early Christmas gift' for local firms
Australian businesses can now take full advantage of opportunities with the nation's fourth largest trading partner, with the Korea–Australia Free Trade Agreement (KAFTA) entering ...
World's first international compliance standard published
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) published on 5 December the world's first international standard for compliance management, ISO 19600 Compliance Management ...
Aust 'worst-performing developed nation': global climate survey
Australia's actions against climate change have seen us ranked the worst-performing developed nation in a survey by European non-governmental organisations.
Toyota shutdown sees two-thirds of local workforce axed
Toyota Australia's plan to end local manufacturing operations by 2017 will see the axing of two-thirds of its workforce – from 3900 to around 1300, according to a statement released ...
GDP data reveals stark truth about Aust's economic growth
Recent GDP data suggests the Australian economy is considerably weaker than many commentators and policy-makers have been willing to acknowledge.
New Year's Countdown: Top 8 Resolutions for Business Success
We've ticked off another Financial Year and now we're fast counting down to a change of calendar. While the New Year and personal resolutions go hand in hand, could your business ...
Manufacturing 'edges ahead' in November: Aust PMI
The Ai Group Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (Australian PMI) increased by a marginal 0.7 points to 50.1 in November.
Replacing filter elements: why timing is everything
Your hydraulic system is an expensive piece of machinery and your business probably relies heavily on it, so you want to keep it working as smoothly as possible.
Which industries will benefit most from Aust-China FTA?
Australia is a net exporter of both goods and services to China, and the FTA is expected to unlock billions in exports.
More 'fine detail' needed on FTA
Concerns the signing of Australia's free trade deal with China could be opening us up to our largest trading partner have been dismissed by Trade Minister Andrew Robb.
Keeping Manufacturing Costs Down
Global competition in the manufacturing sector creates pressure to keep production costs low and productivity high. This is a difficult balance, particularly when it comes to payroll ...
5 Hot Spots for Manufacturers in the Aust-China FTA
The Australia-China FTA worth at least $18 billion is expected to be signed on Monday afternoon, however manufacturers still have "mixed feelings" about it, according to Ai Group CE ...
China FTA 'could spell disaster' without safeguards, Lib senator warns
Ahead of the imminent signing of a free trade deal with Australia's biggest trading partner, due to take place at this weekend's G20 Summit, senior Liberal senator Bill Heffernan ...
Key Steps to Writing a Workplace Safety Speech
Part of an effective safety protocol is writing a workplace safety speech that will grab workers' attention. An engaging presentation will better hold their interest and increases ...
5 Key Areas Australia Has a Competitive Edge
According to the Federal Government's 'Industry Innovation and Competitiveness Agenda', Australia has a competitive advantage in 5 key industries, including food, pharmaceuticals ...
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