Australia and Indonesia have signed the much-delayed Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), opening up new trade opportunities for the two nations. Trade minister, Simon Birmingham, signed the agreement with his Indonesian counterpart, H.E Enggartiasto Lukita, in Jakarta, Indonesia, yesterday. The agreement has implications for all sectors as 99 per cent of Australian goods by…
Dubbo’s Native Secrets has caught a whiff of interest in their essential oils and skincare products lately. Co-founder Phil Thompson reckons they are about to break through as a supplier to a multinational hospitality company.
Recent successes by Canberra’s Electro Optic Systems (ASX: EOS) in selling lethal weapons overseas have raised an issue long avoided by the defence sector – is it right to sell arms to despots? Analysis by Peter Roberts
“Production, sales, exports and employment all gained ground” – best result for manufacturing in five months
The Australian Industry Group Performance of Manufacturing Index has recorded its best result since October, with February’s PMI coming in at 54, an increase of 1.5 from January.
@AuManufacturing news, and its parent the Australian Manufacturing Forum Linkedin networking group, will shine at National Manufacturing Week Eight CEOs, chosen from the Forum’s 5,000-strong membership, will feature as in previous years, in key events at this year’s leading manufacturing event from 14 to 17 May. This year the Forum and @AuManufacturing are hosting two…
This time around we speak to Michael Sharpe, State Director New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory at AMGC. He tells us about the importance of bringing people together to help transform Australia’s manufacturing industry.
@AuManufacturing will moderate a panel discussion on the topic of reshoring at National Manufacturing Week 2019.
The future will deliver a Uber-like scenario for manufacturers and their suppliers, according to the R&D head for one of the biggest computer aided design software companies.
Defence and industry officials testifying to Senate estimates this week have cast doubt on the potential benefits to the South Australian economy of Australia’s $50 billion French submarine buy. The most damaging testimony to government assurances came from Defence’s deputy secretary, Stephen Johnson, questioned by SA Senator Penny Wong. While the government has claimed the…
The emphasis in recent times on “disruption” was unwarranted, the co-founder of Square told a Q and A session last week, and it was more productive for companies to focus on inclusion.