ASX-listed agricultural chemical business Nufarm has announced a full-year net loss of $456 million, down from a $38.3 million profit a year ago. The results included $215 million in impairments from its European assets, and the sale of its South American operations to Sumitomo Chemical for $1.2 billion, completed in April. “The agricultural markets in…
The Western Australian government has announced $18.3 million in programs to build defence industry skills, which it says aims to attract more defence manufacturing work to the state.
Campbelltown City Council, Southern Strength Agile Manufacturing and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre have linked up to form a new manufacturer networking group, with this aiming to increase local companies’ collaboration, skill sharing and sales.
The Grattan Institute has questioned how beneficial cheaper gas would be for the manufacturing sector, claiming that only 4,000 – 5,000 jobs on the east coast are in gas-dependent companies, and that the fuel and feedstock represents only 0.5 per cent of the industry’s total input costs.
The federal government has promised increased scrutiny of defence project decision-making to increase opportunities for local project suppliers.
Australian Made and the peak national body for textile makers and suppliers, the Specialised Textiles Association, have announced a partnership.
AWU says stronger trade laws, local purchasing needed, citing country’s last remaining copper manufacturer
The Australian Workers’ Union has said action is needed on trade cheating and procurement on government projects to strengthen Australian manufacturing.
Three feasibility studies were announced on Wednesday for Australian manufacturers wanting to contribute to the build phase of the first three Hunter Class frigates.
The Queensland government has announced a target to make 25 per cent of its PPE purchases from manufacturers located within the state.
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has released a new research report including a list of ten ways manufacturers can position themselves for future success.