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.
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 »
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 »
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 »