Private equity firms are reportedly among interested parties in the sale of Pact Group’s (ASX:PGH) contract manufacturing division, with the first round of an auction expected to go ahead later this month.
By Peter Martin, Visiting Fellow, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Australia’s three-decade run of near continuous economic growth is set to end, with treasury warning of a hit to growth of “at least” 0.5% in the first quarter of this year, potentially followed by a “prolonged downturn”. If it came to pass,…
The annual list compiled by IBISWorld of Australia’s top 100 manufacturers has been released, revealing the revenue leaders in a sector sized at $413.9 billion, nearly 104,000 businesses, and a workforce of over 964,000 people.
Engineers are preparing the Whyalla Port in South Australia for new work as Sanjeev Gupta explores steel recycling opportunities.
Wednesday is the first UNESCO World Engineering for Sustainable Development Day, with the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering has used the occasion to highlight the importance of engineers in Australia’s waste management challenges. Engineers would play a key role in the country turning its waste – currently totally 67 million tonnes a year…
Hand sanitiser orders are exploding for a South Australian manufacturer as the threat of coronavirus empties supermarket shelves of the product around the world.
Australia Post has added its name to the list of companies moving away from virgin polymers, announcing that all of its plastic satchels will be made from recycled plastic by next year.
By Jenni Downes, Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia (Monash Sustainable Development Institute), Monash University Australia is still grappling with what to do with the glut of recyclable material after China closed most of its market to our recycling in 2018. Now the Victorian government has released the first major change to state recycling policy: a consistent…
The Australian Industry Group’s Performance of Manufacturing Index has found manufacturing contracted for the fourth straight month.
Climate change think tank Beyond Zero Emissions has argued for emissions reductions targets in Victoria in a new report, Electrifying the Manufacturing State.