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…

Australian researchers look to scale up battery cathode breakthrough

University of Wollongong researchers have created a new material that could lead to better performance in next-generation, large-scale batteries. The team – led by chief investigators Dr Yunxiao Wang and Associate Professor Shulei Chou from UOW’s Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials – had their research published in Nature Communications and featured in the journal’s…

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…