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Innovative entrepreneurs set to drive Australia's economy
A report released on 25 November 2015 by the Australian Government highlights the key role innovative entrepreneurship needs to play in transforming the nation's economy.
What are the manufacturing jobs of the future?
In an earlier article we discussed whether your next manufacturing employee should be a robot.
NT govt announces construction of gas pipeline to east coast
The Northern Territory Government has selected Jemena Northern Gas Pipeline Pty Ltd to construct and operate the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) Pipeline to connect NT gas to ...
World Energy Outlook reports strong demand for Australia's resources
The World Energy Outlook (WEO) released on 10 November 2015 demonstrates the challenge the world faces to meet the demand for energy across the developing world and the crucial role ...
Anti-dumping reforms to help Australian industry
Reforms to Australia's anti-dumping system effective from 2 November 2015 will level the playing field for Australian manufacturers and producers.
Should your next employee be a robot?
"Right, so the job is basically 24 hours a day, seven days a week with no breaks, no holidays, no perks, no salary, no super, and no rights. Happy? Great, you can start today!"
Why stepping outside your comfort zone is the key to growth
Well, you could start by asking one of the most successful businesspeople in the world today, Richard Branson. He believes that far too many businesses aren't prepared to take ...
Metalspray protecting pipelines from corrosion under insulation
In the petrochemical industry Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) in pipeline systems consumes a significant percentage of the maintenance budget.
Metallisation protecting offshore oil platforms from corrosion
Metallisation flamespray equipment has been used to protect a BP Clair Ridge offshore oil platform from corrosion.
Using silver metal spray coatings in engineering applications
RFI Screening Limited, specialist surface treatment engineers, has opted for Metallisation MK61 flamespray equipment to metal spray a 40 tonne generator rotor with fine silver.
Best practices for maintenance supervisors
Question: who has the biggest impact on the reliability of your manufacturing production? Is it the machine operators? Is it the workers feeding the line? Or is it the people upstairs ...
Unions kick-off China FTA community hall debates
Unions have challenged local Coalition MPs to debate the merits of the China Australia Free Trade Agreement in community halls around the country.
Metallisation equipment protects ships & trawlers from corrosion
Metal or thermal spraying is a technology that protects or extends the life of a wide variety of structures in the most hostile environments, as well as in situations where coatings ...
Why hiring the best person beats hiring the best resume
"Well, they looked good on paper." If you've ever said that about a recruitment misjudgement you're far from alone. Resumes are designed to make candidates look good; they're ...
Metalspraying used to lower costs and engage growth in agriculture
In the agricultural industry, there's a necessity for cutting, slashing and ploughing, which means equipment and components are subject to abrasive and corrosive conditions. Maintenance ...
Resource industry calls for further changes to workplace laws
Draft recommendations to improve Australia's workplace relations framework contain some positive proposals but do not go far enough to tackle serious economic challenges facing our ...
China FTA: not the 'be all and end all' for WA trade
A report released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has emphasised the need to diversify Western Australia's exports and widen our trading partnerships beyond China to ...
How to buy a cost effective and efficient CNC milling device
Milling is one of the most common processes used by industry and machine shops to cut and drill parts into precise, often intricate shapes and configurations. CNC, or computer ...
The importance of adequate competition for the east coast gas market
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission Chairman Rod Sims shared some early insights from the ACCC's inquiry into the east coast gas market in a speech to the Eastern Australia's ...
Asia embraces modern coal powered generation: where will Aust stand?
A recent report by the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Clean Coal Centre details the diversifying electricity generation landscape in South and East Asia. As Asia embraces modern ...
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