Archived News for Industry Professionals - March, 2013
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has announced it will not object to GrainCorp’s proposal to allow its East Coast bulk grain port customers to transfer booked capacity to other customers.
Australia’s first national marine safety regulator is set to begin operations from July 1 this year, after the Federal Government confirmed the start date for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).
Chevron has announced it has signed a major long-term Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Chubu Electric Power Company for the provision of 1 million tonnes per annum of liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released a new paper urging world governments to reform their subsidy programs affecting products ranging from coal to gasoline.
Australia’s ongoing resources boom has seen an explosion in the growth of the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sector, according to a new report released by the Minerals Council of Australia.
The Federal Government has released the latest six-month Report Card on the state of the rollout of the Pacific Highway duplication, concluding that the project has officially cracked the halfway marker.
Australia’s manufacturing sector is continuing to languish in the doldrums, according to the latest Australian Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) released by the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).
Once extraneous variables such as deposit quality and capital lag effects are accounted for, Australia’s mining sector productivity improved at a steady rate of 2.5 per cent over the last few decades, according to a new report released by the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE).
The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) is pushing for a $30 increase to the country’s minimum wage, arguing that ‘new evidence’ shows that the country’s lowest paid are slipping ‘further behind the rest of the workforce’.
The role of TAFE in the development of skills, opportunities and employment prospects for those undertaking training is set to be examined following the announcement of a Parliamentary inquiry into the sector.
The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has released a new guide aimed at improving the safety of workers in the logistics industry by helping vehicle drivers understand the dos and don’t’s when using Load Restraint ‘Rated’ Curtains.
Australia is one of the world’s biggest investors in infrastructure, spending more than almost every developed nation, according to a new report released by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
The Tasmanian Government has released data which it says shows ‘dramatic jobs growth’ in the State’s mining industry, confirming the long-term prospects of the industry.
Queensland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection (EHP) has announced it has given environmental approval to the proposed billion dollar Bowen coal seam gas pipeline.