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News Government Manufacturing Economy General
November 3, 2020  

China tightens restrictions on Australian exports of timber, barley

Authorities also are delaying clearance for a $1.4 million shipment of live lobsters.

News Government General
September 25, 2020  

Australian think tank finds 380 detention camps in Xinjiang

Satellite images and official construction tender documents map out the locations.

News Manufacturing General
September 1, 2020  

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.

News Metals General
August 24, 2020  

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.

News Government General
June 17, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
May 15, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 18, 2020  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
November 25, 2019  

Australia investigates China plot to plant spy in Parliament

Accused of bribing a luxury car dealer, now deceased, to run as a candidate.

News Manufacturing General
May 1, 2019  

BRP acquiring majority stake in Australia’s largest aluminum boat maker

Telwater will become part of BRP’s Marine Group as an independent line.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing Business Operations General
April 26, 2019  

Saputo buying specialty cheese business in Australia for $265M

Includes two manufacturing facilities in Tasmania, employs approximately 400 people.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General Production
July 19, 2018  

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.

News Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 18, 2018  

EU trade commissioner says trade liberalization has momentum

Negotiations between the European Union and Australia to begin in July.

News Aerospace Government Manufacturing General
December 6, 2017  

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.

News Aerospace Government Manufacturing General
December 6, 2017  

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.

News Government Manufacturing General
July 24, 2017  

CBSA signs mutual recognition deal with Australia

Arrangement recognizes each country’s Trusted Trader program members.

News Manufacturing General
March 23, 2017  

Chinese premier warns Australia against protectionism

The two countries will detail an expansion of their two-year-old bilateral free trade pact.

News Manufacturing Economy General
February 7, 2017  

Australia, China vow to deepen ties on trade

Countries commit to ensuring their free trade agreement continues to grow.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
October 7, 2016  

Ford’s Australian car production line ends after 91 years

680 production employees have lost their jobs.

News Manufacturing Transportation General Sustainability Technology
March 29, 2016  

Dominos unveils pizza delivery robot [VIDEO]

Autonomous robots can deliver pies within a 20 km radius without recharging.

News Manufacturing Transportation General Technology
August 25, 2015  

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.

News Energy Government Manufacturing General Sustainability
August 11, 2015  

Australia’s GHG target lags wealthy countries

Described as one of the world’s worst greenhouse gas emitters per capita.

News Food & Beverage Government Manufacturing Economy General
June 1, 2015  

Oz pressuring Canada in TPP for greater wine access

Australia cites gains made by the EU in its CETA agreement.

News Energy Oil & Gas General Operations Production
April 9, 2015  

Apache to sell Australian operations for $2.1B

All cash deal expected to close by mid-2015.

News Food & Beverage Manufacturing General
March 2, 2015  

Saputo buying Auzzie cheese businesses for $134.4M

Will increase its presence in the consumer everyday cheese products segment.

News Energy Manufacturing General Sustainability
July 17, 2014  

Australia repeals carbon tax on worst polluters

Senate gives it the axe two years after it was introduced.

News Manufacturing Business Operations General
March 13, 2014  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
February 10, 2014  

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.

News Energy Business Operations Sustainability
January 15, 2014  

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.

News Automotive Business Operations Operations Technology
December 11, 2013  

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.

News Manufacturing Business Operations Operations Technology
August 19, 2013  

Lignol increases its share of Territory Biofuels Ltd. for $950,000

TBF owns the largest biodiesel plant in Australia, restarting it in 2014.

News Minerals Business Operations Economy Facilities Maintenance Operations Sustainability Technology
August 6, 2013  

Australia’s mining boom built on Chinese demand busts

Cancellations and project postponements means the upswing in mining and gas has peaked.

News Oil & Gas Business Operations Sustainability
April 12, 2013  

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.