Budget has opportunity to support SMEs

Budget has opportunity to support SMEs

Small businesses in Australia remain cautiously optimistic about their future. The upcoming federal budget provides an opportunity to reinvigorate and support this sector, which employs 60 per cent of the Australian workforce, to create jobs. This boosts economic activity, which will ultimately create more revenue from taxes for the government. Andrew Graham, national head of […]

Australian productivity down

Australian productivity down

 Productivity Commission Chairman Peter Harris says in a report that Australia hasn’t been productive in recent years . “Australia’s productivity performance has fallen well behind that of most other developed economies for more than a decade.  Reasons for this, include differences in the rate of investment growth. But the picture painted in the statistics calls for […]

Sydney leads the way to manufacturing’s high tech future

Sydney leads the way to manufacturing’s high tech future

News that Sydney has overtaken Melbourne as Australia’s largest manufacturing centre speaks to the success of its many niche manufacturers, says Anthony Reed, Exhibition Director of National Manufacturing Week 2014 (NMW), in Sydney from 13-16 May. It is also good news for visitors to NMW, which is constantly evolving to reflect the latest trends. Designed […]