Australian Made partners with AFPA supporting forest products

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is partnering with the Australian Made Campaign to support the growth of Australia’s forest products industries. AFPA is the peak national body for Australia’s forest, wood and paper products industry, while Australian Made licenses the familiar green and gold logo. Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said the partnership…

Queensland industry shines in Covid fight

While manufacturers nationwide have rallied to fight Covid-19 the Queensland government has gone on the front foot with its support for the manufacturing sector. The government launched its very public #MakingItForQLD campaign to support the fight against COVID-19, with daily manufacturing highlights. We have had regular media releases from the federal government but no state…

Magnis Energy in battery factory milestone

Magnis Energy has completed detailed engineering and pre-work on its prop[osed New York lithium-ion battery plant. The Sydney company, which is also financing development of a $2 billion lithiun-ion battery gigafactory in Townsville (pictured), has completed engineering and process design work on the plant. Cost estimation has been completed and discussions are underway with three…

5G report recommends local manufacture boost

The federal government should investigate the manufacture of 5G equipment and infrastructure in Australia, according to a Commonwealth Parliament report. The House Standing Committee on Communications and the Arts 5G Inquiry Report focused on encouraging local manufacture of 5G, which is now rolling out in Australia, in one of its 14 recommendations. The committee said:…