Meat processing site invests, creates 650 jobs

Hilton Foods Australia has unveiled its $280m state of the art meat production facility in Heathwood, Queensland. The investment is underpinned by Hilton’s long term national supply partnership with Woolworths and will provide ongoing employment to around 650 Queenslanders. The Heathwood facility will produce the highest quality finished fresh meat products for more than 450…

Government funded training effort appears to rise, but is it real

Analysis by Peter Roberts The number of students in government-funded training in Australian has shown a rare rise, after years of bad news for vocational training in Australia. A report by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) shows a rise in government-funded students this year. However the research organisation warns that the rise…

CQMS Razer welcomes public to mark 40 year anniversary

Queensland engineering firm CQMS Razer has welcomed families, customers and the local business community to celebrate its 40th anniversary with an open day at their foundry facilities in Maryborough, Central Queensland. CQMS Razer delivers world-class engineering, manufacturing, and digital solutions to the mining industry. In four decares of service the company has grown to more…

Defence radar order shows things really have changed for industry

Analysis by Peter Roberts Defence has signed a multi-million dollar contract to buy new land-based army radars that shows just how much the fortunes of indigenous defence industry really have changed in the past six years. Canberra-based CEA Technologies won a hard-fought battle to win a $137 million contract to supply the army with a…