• ‘I didn’t know’ Is Not Good Enough – Read More

    It is normally companies that are sued for breaching employment entitlements, both as a practical matter – because they have ‘deeper pockets’ – but also because they are the actual employer at law. However, in a worrying trend for HR managers and company directors, people in these roles are increasingly being sued in their personal ...
  • Research funding must deliver industry growth outcomes: AAMC submission – Read More

    Commercialising Australian innovation and building a more resilient economy will require a major shift in our thinking – not new money – according to the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC) in its submission to the Federal Government’s review of research funding for higher education. The AAMC has called for a redirection of research money to strengthen ...
  • Start-ups Welcome Innovation Focus – Read More

    Start-ups and advanced manufacturing leaders welcome the stronger innovation focus in new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cabinet but said they would be looking for new policies for a sector that has long survived on tough love. Read full article
  • SPC Ardmona Wins Battle Against Importers – Read More

    SPC Ardmona has successfully won a David and Goliath battle against the Italian importers after the Anti-Dumping Commission were found guilty of the practice. Feger and La Doria, who had escaped action until now, account for at least 40 per cent of the Italian tinned tomatoes exported to Australia. The Anti-Dumping Commission has now ruled that ...
  • Government are on the Wrong Track For Advanced Manufacturing Support- Read More

    If you were looking for an example of what the future of Australian manufacuring should look like, you couldn’t go past ANCA. A world leader in CNC riding technology, ANCA export 98% of their $200M output – a large proportion of which goes to China. It is therefore concerning that the co-founder, Pat Boland sees ...
  • Innovators are our Future – Read More

    John Pollaers, Chairman of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council, in a recent article states that there are 2500 small, medium and large manufacturers in Australia investing in new technology, up-skilling their workforce and driving to meet global demand. Essentially, these are advanced manufacturers who are carving out competitive spaces in a hi-tech world economy that ...
  • Best Practice Network Featured in Energy Australia News – Read More

    Best Practice Network Special Interest Group on Asset and Maintenance Management hosted by Sue Tulau, Energy Australia Senior Asset and Reliability Engineer is featured in Energy Australia’s “The Kettle Report” .   Read full article here    
  • Anna Reid Wins Young Achievers Award – Read More

    Congratulations also goes to Anna Reid, Victorian Manufacturing Operations Manager, Asahi Premium Beverages for wining the Young Achievers Award as part of the Victorian Manufacturers Hall of Fame awards.
  • Jim Watkins Award 2015 – Read More

    Victor Caune has been involved in industry across Australia for over 40 years, in a range of roles including:- Education, Training and Development, Mining, Manufacturing, Consulting and Networking.Victor has been running his own Training and Consulting Business over the past 20 years. The focus has been on training, lean implementation and organisational change. During this ...
  • Australian Tube Mills wins Safety Award in the annual Endeavour Awards – Read More

    Congratulations to Australian Tube Mills for winning the annual Endeavour Awards for their efforts in Safety and a program for extending safety into their employee homes. Pictured above are Mark Kisielewski, Steve Robson, Gary Marr and Brett Perrin. This event was part of a very busy Manufacturing week recently held in Melbourne.