The Australian oil and gas industry achieved its best occupational health and safety result on record in 2004, according to a new report from the Australian Petroleum Prod-uction and Exploration Association
The recent discovery of avian influenza in the Northern Hemisphere has heightened concerns over the possible impact of an outbreak on the local poultry industry, worth over $180 million in annual revenues.
INCOMING Ambassador to Indonesia, Bill Farmer, says the Federal Government is keen to access the experience of businesses that deal with Indonesia to further strengthen Australia’s diplomatic relationships in the region.
Returns in the farm sector were mixed in 2004-05, both in volume and value terms, but good rainfall in the state’s agricultural areas during the past two months will ensure a strong harvest this year across most commodities.
The state’s economy is showing no signs of cooling its demand for additional emplo-yment capacity, with all signs pointing to a further tightening as the skilled labour market feels the pinch of shortages across the board.