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How to prevent niggling workplace injuries that cost time
We all hear about the workplace tragedies that make the papers and take a huge toll on families and employers alike.
$30 million to boost high value manufacturing in SA and Vic
South Australia and Victoria’s manufacturing industry will receive a $30 million injection to support capital investment in high value manufacturing capability.
Strategic Noise Management Tips for Mining Sites
Bulldozers, scrapers, trucks, excavators, draglines, conveyors, not to mention blasting; mines dig up more ways to assault our senses than most industries.
Australian Chamber welcomes historic agreement on climate change
The global agreement on climate change at the COP21 meeting in Paris was welcomed by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry on 14 December 2015 as a pragmatic and positive ...
High quality Australian coal to reduce emissions and boost economy
A new Fact Check report conducted by the ABC has confirmed that Australian coal is the cleanest coal in the world.
Anti-dumping decision to benefit Australia's steel industry
Anti-dumping duties will be imposed on steel reinforcing bar (rebar) exported to Australia from Korea, Singapore, Spain and Taiwan following a decision by Assistant Minister for ...
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 ...
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