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Tasmanian manufacturer wins Manly ferry contract
04/05/15 - Tasmanian shipbuilder Incat has won contracts to make four fast ferries for the iconic Manly ferry route in Sydney.
Holden job cuts could lead to more job losses across sector: union
22/04/15 - Close to 1,000 jobs are likely to be lost across the whole auto sector as a result of Holden’s decision to cut 270 jobs in Adelaide, a union official says.
Shipbuilding jobs at risk, BAE Systems tells inquiry
15/04/15 - BAE Systems, the operator of the Williamstown ship building yards in Melbourne has told an inquiry in Adelaide the facility may become unviable.
ACCC to investigate gas markets
14/04/15 - The ACCC will launch a year-long public inquiry into the competitiveness of wholesale gas prices in Eastern and Southern Australia.
Sanford likely to cut 230 workers from Christchurch seafood factory
10/04/15 - Fishing group Sanford is likely to cut 230 workers from its Christchurch mussel processing plant because of a shortage of natural spat supply.
Daniel Andrews’ train plan good news for manufacturers
02/04/15 - Victorian manufacturers stand to benefit greatly from the Victorian government’s Dandenong rail project, according to the AMWU.
Forgacs carries out 130 redundancies
20/03/15 - Engineering company Forgacs has cut a fifth of its 600-strong workforce at Newcastle due to a lack of shipbuilding contracts.
Business groups continue push for industrial relations changes
19/03/15 - Business groups are telling the Productivity Commission inquiry into the workplace relations that Australia needs a simple, flexible system.
Best factory job in the world? Lolly tester wanted
17/03/15 - Attention everybody with a sweet tooth. The best factory job in the world has just become available…just remember not to tell your dentist.
Don’t write off Australian manufacturing just yet
16/03/15 - For Australian manufacturing, most of the news in recent years has been negative. However, there are still reasons to believe that the sector will survive.
Good news for manufacturing jobs
10/03/15 - Hiring intentions in the manufacturing sector are up seven percentage points on this time last year, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey.
Australian manufacturing contracts again
02/03/15 - Australian manufacturing contacted for the third consecutive month in February, despite hopes that a lower dollar would boost the sector.

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