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Opal, along with other large industrial users of gas, said it welcomed the government’s commitment to restore Australia’s domestic gas supply and market pricing to globally competitive conditions.

A survey of senior leaders in Sydney demonstrates strong support for the economic and health response to Covid-19 by NSW government, but flags concern about the broader impact of the pandemic.

The inaugural National GS1 Traceability Advisory Group (NGTAG) meeting brought together 60 senior executives from government and industry to discuss a strategic master plan for Australia’s supply chain visibility.

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell has called on the Victorian government to cover the costs associated with small business closures.

The interpack trade fair, rescheduled from May 2020 to February 2021, is still reportedly fully booked, and the new leader of interpack says a comprehensive hygiene plan will ensure its success.

Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, 52 per cent of Australians say they now have a higher preference for Australian-made products, according to new data from Roy Morgan.

Share prices of the major packaging companies are rising as the country enters recession on the sharpest fall in economic growth since World War II, as household consumption falls fast.

The federal government introduced legislation last week that establishes a national industry framework for recycling and puts into effect an export ban for recyclable waste.

Australia and New Zealand took home a collective 18 WorldStar Packaging Awards this year, making ANZ the third-most awarded country/region in this year’s awards. Winners of the WorldStar Special Awards and Student Awards were honoured with a Zoom ceremony this week, as the usual live event was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

ASX-listed Pro-Pac Packaging had a good year over the 12 months to 30 June, with increases in profits and decreases in debt, according to the company’s financial results statement.

Australian fresh food producer Montague has completed the first phase of its $54m greenfield, automated packaging and export processing centre in Victoria.

Solaris will become part of Markem-Imaje (M-I) after being acquired by M-I parent company Dover, enabling the expansion of the group's laser technology solutions for marking and coding.

Packaging giant Orora’s 2020 financial year results were not stellar, with decreases in nearly all financial metrics, but operations have been resilient despite the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Australian beverage business provides a bright spot on an otherwise gloomy backdrop.

CCA said “challenging” trading conditions resulted in a 9.2 per cent decline in trading revenue over the first half of 2020. Its margins were impacted as consumers responded to Covid-19.

Pact Group's NPAT for FY2020 was $80.8m, and it is to recommence the sale process of its contract manufacturing business after the process was suspended due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The world’s largest packaging company reported a net profit for FY2020 at US$1.03bn, an 11 per cent increase, with the CEO deeming 2020 a "milestone" year.