Archive for the ‘Manufacturing’ Category

Clean Investments Need Cleaning Up!

Posted: 12:00 am on 13th March 2015

We bring you more news from the Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) who assess the efficacy of, amongst other things, the outcomes of government awarded grants. While you may still be coming to terms with the ineffective near-billion dollars spent on ethanol over the last decade, here’s another little scoop for you. The Clean Technology Investment Program was allocated $800 million to “assist manufacturers to invest in energy-efficient capital equipment and low-emissions technologies,…

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$360k for a cup of coffee?

Posted: 1:49 pm on 31st July 2013

Here at WasteWatch, we have already brought you the good news about the various Australian governments anxious to pour millions of dollars into Holden’s hungry maw. Surprise, surprise, Holden is not the only one suckling at the teat of corporate welfare. The Automotive New Markets Program, a joint Federal-Victoria-South Australia program, is designed to help automotive supply chain companies diversify their customer base and product range. The program has helped…

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Another $60 million for Holden?

Posted: 12:30 pm on 11th July 2013

According to The Australian Holden want another $60 million in federal funding to continue manufacturing in cars in Australia. South Australia’s Labor government yesterday warned the carmaker could announce the closure of its northern Adelaide plant by the end of the year, with Holden understood to be demanding more than the $275m it was promised last year to secure its operations in Australia until 2022. Under the $275m co-investment package…

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