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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 ...
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 ...
Automation invasion 'threatening' white collar society
Automation threatens nearly half a million largely white collar jobs – including supermarket cashiers, secretaries, typists and bank tellers – new Department of Industry modelling ...
Smartphone sensor detects hazardous gases
Researchers have devised a new sensor which can transmit information on hazardous chemicals or food spoilage to a smartphone.
4 Great Tips for Boosting Workplace Output
HR professionals across Australia are seeking new and innovative solutions for boosting workplace productivity. As part of its ongoing workplace productivity series, Mitrefinch ...
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 ...
How to safely transfer materials in the food industry
In a 2014 survey of food and beverage processing professionals by Food Processing Magazine, an overwhelming 59 per cent of respondents stated that food safety was their number one ...
'Unique installation' drives Volvo's new assembly process
The Volvo Truck Production factory at Wacol assembles all Mack and Volvo trucks for the Australia/New Zealand market. So when an ongoing efficiency drive led Volvo to in-source the ...
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.
Monitoring production standards in Aust's burgeoning dairy industry
For a number of years, Victoria has been the heart and soul of Australia's dairy industry and a recent announcement has cemented its position.
Stud removal process improved with Enerpac puller solution
Stubborn studs on a bucket wheel reclaimer are now being removed more than 30 times faster and with enhanced safety during maintenance using customised Enerpac GT4 bolt tensioner ...
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.
Putting robots to work on e-waste
Industrial robots have been programmed by researchers to tackle the vast array of e-waste thrown out by Australians every year.
Industrial automation and ROI: how strong is the link?
Industrial automation is gaining traction as a needed investment for many companies. The initial capital expense can be daunting, but most companies see a return on investment (ROI) ...
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.
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