Archived News for Industry Professionals - June, 2013
Freight and logistics giant DHL Global Forwarding has completed work on its $61.6 million facility in Sydney, the massive transport hub is set to open its doors today.
Financial woes continue for gold-miners Newcrest. The company has been forced to axe hundreds of local and Australian workers from plants in Papua New Guinea, where half its operations are located.
The transport industry is one of the slowest to adopt new information technologies in its business practices, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Mining contractors Leighton Holdings has sealed the biggest deal in its history, signing on for $1.3 billion in work at Fortescue Metals’ Solomon Hub iron operation.
The author of an Australian Securities and Investment Commission report into fallen timber company Gunns’ alleged withholding of information from investors has given evidence in court. He says the company’s internal reports were very different from those given to shareholders.
As the Federal Government prepares the country for the ‘Asian Century’, a new survey has shown the average Australian isn’t too big on our nearby neighbours.
A company with a real niche market in Australia has resumed operations. The country’s only biodiesel producer is jumping on a low Australian dollar and restarting exports.
Transport bodies in Victoria and New South Wales have been praised for improvements to level crossing safety, with safety group Tracksafe giving its approval.
Master Builders of Australia has come out against proposed changes to 457 visas, calling proposed changes an unwarranted and politicised attack.
Reports say Telstra could have a serious problem in the wings, with several workers saying they were repeatedly exposed to unsafe asbestos levels and practices.
The Prime Minister and Federal Transport Minister have officially opened the last Hume Highway bypass in New South Wales. The Federal representatives were joined by Duncan Gray, NSW Road Minister to cut the ribbon on the multi-million dollar bypass.
Energy Australia has locked out workers from its Yallourn power station. The CFMEU Mining and Energy division says operators have been shut out indefinitely after industrial action over the weekend.