Dear Minister, for sovereign manufacturing capability – start with steel

Comment by Peter Roberts Dear industry minister Karen Andrews, Your government is to be commended for supporting key sovereign industrial capabilities in defence and, now in the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, extending that thinking to broader strategic national manufacturing capabilities. With respect, there can be no manufactured product more crucial to Australia’s national sovereign…

Adelaide Brighton turns a page to become ADBRI

Construction materials and industrial minerals business Adelaide Brighton is to change its name to ADBRI to better reflect the evolving nature of the business. Shareholders an the company’s annual general meeting overwhelmingly backed the name change. While the company retains its SA businesses, including the Birkenhead cement works on Adelaide’s Port River (pictured), which marks…