Data farming: Agriculture goes digital

Posted on June 30, 2015, 12:36 AM

federal government announced a $1.5 million investment to develop technologies specifically designed to help farmers boost production in pastures and cropping paddocks. Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce said the funding would go towards innovative tools that optimise soil use.[…]

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Manufacturing industry confidence on the rise

Posted on June 26, 2015, 12:56 AM

The manufacturing industry is showing promising signs of recovery, with recent research indicating a potential turnaround in the sector’s fortunes. Earlier this month, figures from the Australian Industry Group Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI) revealed exports as the primary driver[…]

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Does your manufacturing business have statutory liability cover?

Posted on June 18, 2015, 1:01 AM

The regulatory burden on organisations seems to get heavier every day, and manufacturing companies are no exception. Breaches of occupational health and safety (OHS) or environmental legislation, for example, can have a devastating impact on small businesses that fail to[…]

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April and May disasters leave a $1.55 billion claims bill

Posted on June 16, 2015, 1:11 AM

It won’t be news to any Australian that nature is a constant burden on property. If UV radiation isn’t deteriorating outside property, or the sun’s heat causing destructive bushfires, then wild wind and torrential storms are battering our coastal regions.[…]

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More Aussies live with a pet than a child

Posted on June 16, 2015, 1:06 AM

Australia is a nation of animal lovers. Don’t believe us? Look at the latest Roy Morgan survey into pet ownership Down Under. While more than a third of Australian households (35 per cent) have a child under the age of[…]

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What do I need to know about caravan park insurance?

Posted on June 9, 2015, 1:16 AM

Australia’s caravan parks get some serious use. The vast majority of Aussies (85 per cent) have stayed in a caravan holiday park at least once in their life, the Caravan Industry Association of Australia recently discovered. What’s more, around 40[…]

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