Government politicising daily business of government

Comment by Peter Roberts Since the recent federal election there has been a subtle and disturbing shift in rhetoric coming from Canberra. Press releases from industry minister, Karen Andrews always begin with the phrase ‘the Morrison Government’ is backing industry, or announcing grants or similar. On Friday ‘the Morrison government’ announced $30 million in Cooperative…

CCP Technologies IoT sensors adoption sparks trading halt

Internet of Things (IoT) sensor manufacturer CCP Technologies (ASX: CT1) went into a trading pause on Friday shortly after announcing progress in selling its sensors and services in a number of sectors. In a morning announcement, the company detailed sales to the food industry, biological sciences sectors, hospitals, and aged care and gambling institutions. However,…

What is the construction industry trying to learn from advanced manufacturing?

Techniques borrowed from the world of manufacturing could make the building industry more “efficient, connected and customer-centric.” Brent Balinski spoke to Monash University’s Professor Mathew Aitchison about the topic, as well as why prefabricated housing is a tricky business.   Those who study it have sometimes lamented the low levels of productivity growth and technology…