What will bring manufacturers through COVID-19 – lessons from the GFC

Australian Manufacturing Forum member viewpoint by Kerrie Clarke Last time manufacturing collectively hit a wall was during the 2009 GFC. As author of Manufacturing Skills Australia’s Environmental Scan reports, I monitored the journey over several years. We learnt that without doubt, Australian manufacturers have proven over and again that they know how to put up…

Productivity Commission sidelined in Canberra’s focus on manufacturing

Comment by Peter Roberts In a move which will be welcomed by most in the manufacturing sector the Productivity Commission has been sidelined in the federal government’s programme to map out a future for the sector post Covid-19. As reported by @AuManufacturing on Friday, former Dow chemical CEO Andrew Liveris has been called up by…

Cochlear adds remote monitoring to its hearing implants

Hearing implant company Cochlear has won US Food and Drug Administration approval for its Remote Check software which will allow hospitals and physicians to remotely monitor their patients. Remote Check will now be rapidly rolled out via the internet, allowing healthcare providers to identify those in need of audiological care during the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.…