Archived News for Industry Professionals - February, 2014
More than a thousand workers have been sacked after the collapse of engineering company Forge Group, some small towns are worried for their workforce, but reports say the company has been spending-up on executive perks.
There has been widespread alarm and outrage since NBN Co announced it would wind back fibre-optic installations at some sites where the copper network seems fine.
Clive Palmer’s company has been accused of dipping into a joint fund for about $4.5 million without the permission of his partnering Chinese firm Citic Pacific.
The latest unemployment stats have already been used as evidence for a number of political stands, including calls for new budgetary considerations and industrial relations reform.
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has let a Wall Street Journal reporter in on the scale of cuts, sales and savings the Government intends to make, which may soon see the nation's power poles in foreign hands.
The Prime Minister has pledged to do better, and Indigenous ministers are crying out for more, with the release of this year's Closing the Gap report.
The Prime Minister has launched a Royal Commission into union governance and corruption across a range of industries, with terms of reference set to string up dodgy workplace practice nationwide.
Global engineering firm Sandvik has secured a significant contract, receiving $77 million for a materials handling EPC deal at an Australian coal mine.
New South Wales Roads Minister Duncan Gay has ordered the Cootes Transport fleet off the road for safety inspections again, showing a lack of faith in interstate inspection regimes.
The National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (NHVR) is now in place but inconsistencies between states remain, and the industry needs more time to prepare.