As a business directory Ferret.com.au focuses primarily on providing readers with information on products, services and events that relate directly to the mining, manufacturing and industrial sectors.
As part of a diverse, multichannel media business, however, we also have access to a wealth of in depth news, analysis and opinions provided by our more specialised sister publications.
Here, we take a look at some of the most popular articles this week that have been posted on a number of our sister publication's websites. These sites are:
- Australian Mining - Australia's home for mining news
- Manufacturers' Monthly - Australia's leading manufacturing news website
- Food Magazine - Information for food and drink manufacturers in production and technical roles; and
- PACE Process & Control Engineering - Australia's leading process and automation news website.
Hottest mining jobs for 2013 (Australian Mining)
Journalist Andrew Duffy discusses a new report from recruitment firm Hays analysing the jobs most in demand in the mining industry this year, listing the most desired skills by state.
Can shale oil fuel Australia? (Australian Mining)
In an article that originally appeared at The Conversation, Vlado Vivoda looks at the potential for Australia to exploit shale oil deposits in the Arckaringa Basin near Coober Pedy in South Australia, either for local energy generation or exporting.
Shaping our future with additives (Manufacturers' Monthly)
In this feature, Alan Johnson speaks with members of the CSIRO's Future Manufacturing Flagship about Arcam EBM technology, an additive manufacturing technology that can be used with metals including titanium, titanium alloys and speciality steel alloys such as nickel and cobalt chrome.
Choice proposes country of origin labelling reforms (Food Magazine)
Food Magazine editor Danielle Bowling refers to a new country of origin labelling system that has been proposed by consumer group Choice, prompted by a survey that found 90 percent of respondents were unsure of where their food comes from.
BlueScope reveals secret formula behind Zincalume steel (PACE)
A new innovation in the Australian steel industry is discussed here by PACE journalist Kevin Gomez. Developed by BlueScope Steel, the next generation Zincalume steel is engineered to be more resilient when drilled, cut or scratched during construction.