China tightens restrictions on Australian exports of timber, barley
Authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4 million shipment of live lobsters.
Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang
Satellite images and official construction tender documents map out the locations.
China blocks Australian supplier’s barley amid trade spats
Beijing is angry at Australia for supporting calls for an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.
Rio Tinto CEO loses $3.5M over destroyed indigenous sites
Follows the destruction in May of two 46,000-year-old rock shelters in Juukan George in Western Australia state.
Australia accuses China and Russia of virus disinformation
EU report cites dangerous claims that drinking bleach as a cure of the disease and washing hands doesn’t help prevent its spread.
China uses trade as weapon to silence virus criticism
Some Australian beef imports blocked after government called for a robust inquiry into the outbreak and rebuffed Chinese demands to back off.
GM plans to pull out of Australia, New Zealand and Thailand
Detroit automaker wants to focus on markets where it can drive strong returns, making the same moves in Japan, Russia and Europe.
Australia investigates China plot to plant spy in Parliament
Accused of bribing a luxury car dealer, now deceased, to run as a candidate.
BRP acquiring majority stake in Australia’s largest aluminum boat maker
Telwater will become part of BRP’s Marine Group as an independent line.
Saputo buying specialty cheese business in Australia for $265M
Includes two manufacturing facilities in Tasmania, employs approximately 400 people.
Saputo sells Australian dairy operations for $244M
Condition set by Australia’s regulators for Saputo’s $1.3 billion takeover of the Murray Goulburn Co-operative.
EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum
Negotiations between the European Union and Australia to begin in July.
Feds planning to push back delivery date for new fighter jets: sources
Defence officials don’t expect the first new plane to be delivered for another eight years, around 2026.
Feds worry Aussie fighter jets could dredge up disastrous used sub saga
Trudeau government’s plan to buy new Super Hornets from Boeing is dead.
CBSA signs mutual recognition deal with Australia
Arrangement recognizes each country’s Trusted Trader program members.
Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionism
The two countries will detail an expansion of their two-year-old bilateral free trade pact.
Australia, China vow to deepen ties on trade
Countries commit to ensuring their free trade agreement continues to grow.
Ford’s Australian car production line ends after 91 years
680 production employees have lost their jobs.
Dominos unveils pizza delivery robot [VIDEO]
Autonomous robots can deliver pies within a 20 km radius without recharging.
Australia’s underground drone racing world [VIDEO]
Guerilla races are attracting up to 30 competitors at make-shift courses in abandoned warehouses, at go-cart tracks and around farms.
Australia’s GHG target lags wealthy countries
Described as one of the world’s worst greenhouse gas emitters per capita.
Oz pressuring Canada in TPP for greater wine access
Australia cites gains made by the EU in its CETA agreement.
Apache to sell Australian operations for $2.1B
All cash deal expected to close by mid-2015.
Saputo buying Auzzie cheese businesses for $134.4M
Will increase its presence in the consumer everyday cheese products segment.
Australia repeals carbon tax on worst polluters
Senate gives it the axe two years after it was introduced.
Feds look to Australia for pointers on “Made in Canada” campaign
The federal budget promised a private-sector led committee to develop a formal Made in Canada system.
Toyota to end car manufacturing in Australia by 2017
It’s the end of auto assembly as GM and Ford also plan to pull out.
TransAlta, Australian firm partner up to build gas pipeline
Calgary-based utility will have a 43% stake in the Fortescue River Gas Pipeline joint-venture.
GM to stop making cars in Australia by 2017 and shed 2,900 jobs
Sustained strength of the Australian dollar, high costs of production, and a small population blamed.
Lignol increases its share of Territory Biofuels Ltd. for $950,000
TBF owns the largest biodiesel plant in Australia, restarting it in 2014.
Australia’s mining boom built on Chinese demand busts
Cancellations and project postponements means the upswing in mining and gas has peaked.
Woodside Petroleum shelves $47 billion Australian LNG plant
Oil and gas producer will now seek a joint venture to find alternatives for the Browse gas field.