The Federal Labor Government is proud to stand by the Illawarra, writes Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
THE ILLAWARRA is a great region that stands at a turning point in its proud history.
The impact of Asia’s rise on manufacturing is being felt in regions right across the Western world, as well as here at home in places like the Illawarra, Adelaide and Geelong.
At the same time, Australia is beginning one of its most important economic and environmental reforms as we position ourselves to compete in a world that will favour those nations that move to cleaner energy technologies.Read more
The mining boom is not all good news, especially for other sectors of the economy such as manfacturing, writes CFMEU's Tony Maher.
THE AUSTRALIAN ECONOMY is in danger of being torn apart by the resources boom.
The high prices being paid for our minerals, the unprecedented foreign investment to dig up those minerals and the rising value of the dollar are already reshaping our economy. This is only the beginning.Read more