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Weld Australia Calls for Harsh Penalties on Multi-Nationals That Offshore Australian Jobs (Media Release)

Weld Australia calls upon Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull not to decrease company tax rates for major multi-national companies that send—what should be—Australian jobs offshore. This comes in the wake of BHP’s award of more than 20,000 tonnes of structural steel work for its $4.7 billion South Flank project to an offshore manufacturer. Weld Australia CEO… Read more »

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Weld Australia CEO on Manufacturing in Australia

Weld Australia CEO Geoff Crittenden tells WIN News that the approach from State and Federal Government that manufacturing is dead in Australia couldn’t be more wrong. Manufacturing is very much alive and needs a skilled workforce to ensure it stays that way. New TAFE courses that harness state-of-the-art welder training, using augmented reality technology combined… Read more »

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First Advanced Welder Training Centre to Open in Burnie

The first Advanced Welder Training Centre (AWTC) is set to open in Burnie, Tasmania, with the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Simon Birmingham, pledging $750,000 worth of funding. The first AWTC will be established at the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council (TMEC) Centre of Excellence in South Burnie. The newly refurbished centre will… Read more »

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Fincantieri MoU with Weld Australia for R&D in welding solutions for shipbuilding

Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) CEO Geoff Crittenden signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fincantieri Australia to explore cooperation in the design and development of new welding solutions and techniques for shipbuilding in Australia. The agreement will also involve Cetena, a subsidiary company of Fincantieri, which undertakes research and consultancy programs in the naval… Read more »

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Geoff Crittenden & Nick Xenophon talk to Radio FiveAA in SA about a welder shortage

   Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) CEO Geoff Crittenden, along with South Australia’s Nick Xenophon, spoke with Radio FiveAA’s Leon Byner about the shortage of welders in South Australia and the potential impact on South Australia’s ability to deliver on the shipbuilding contracts.   See the article that started the conversation here

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Welder shortage threatens Australian jobs on ships and submarines

HOLDEN workers can go from the auto floor to being “gate ready” to weld ships and submarines — but the State Government isn’t interested, the Welding Technology Institute of Australia says. Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) chief executive officer Geoff Crittenden told The Advertiser of his frustration that workers could be missing out, as experts… Read more »

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ABC 7:30 Report: Australian steel industry issues warning about safety standards of imports

An oversupply of Chinese steel is plaguing the industry worldwide and Australian steelmakers are struggling to survive, as cheap raw and fabricated Chinese product floods the market. Click here to view video or the report online

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Official Recording of Senate Enquiry Into the Future of Australia’s Steel Industry (Video)

On 6th April 2016 Weld Australia (formerly known as the WTIA) CEO Geoff Crittenden appeared before the Senate Economics References Committee after being invited to make a submission to the Inquiry into the future of Australia’s Steel Industry. The links below will direct you to the official recording of the entire day’s proceedings of the enquiry…. Read more »

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