A new deal for manufacturing – a strategy to support a new era in Australian manufacturing by Shay Chalmers

Our crowd sourced new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 continues. Here Shay Chalmers writes about what we can do to turn this economic downturn into a manufacturing success story. Research and evidence shows that the current economic downturn could result in the resurgence of local manufacturing – a new era in Australian manufacturing. To…

Eleven SMEs share defence grants

Eleven Australian businesses have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow defence industry capability under the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants programme. Defence industry minister Melissa Price said: “Queensland-based Cyborg Dynamics Engineering is developing a robotic unmanned ground vehicle. “Their grant funding will be used to fund the project’s design,…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – let’s get government procurement right by Patrizia Torelli

As we crowd source a new plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 few things are more important that getting government procurement right. Here Patrizia Torelli finds that even the federal government doesn’t follow its own procurement laws, so she suggests themes for new rules that work for industry. Australian Government must stick to the Commonwealth Procurement…

Entrepreneurs Programme: $140 million in contracts to business advisers

By James Riley Of the seven delivery provider contracts worth $140 million awarded by the Department of Industry for its Entrepreneurs Programme, five contracts – worth about $109 million – were with existing suppliers to the five-year-old flagship industry development program. While the Industry department went to market last year to refresh the delivery apparatus…