The Community and Public Sector Union says that 40 positions cut this week at the CSIRO bring total jobs shed at the organisation to 619 this financial year, blaming the Average Staffing Level Cap and funding cuts.
There are some big advantages to reshoring. Marks Peters discusses the topic, its job-creating impacts, and some recent Australian success stories.
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: how to approach Industry 4.0 by Nico Adams
Our “technologies and tools” series continues with a look at Industry 4.0 for SMEs. Nico Adams writes about some business model possibilities, and the questions a manufacturing company should begin asking before they “get into” Industry 4.0.
The founder and CEO of listed accountancy firm Kelly + Partners is advising its 7,500 clients to look for Australian suppliers rather than import from China.
The Lowy Institute’s 2020 “Understanding Australian Attitudes to the World” poll has found “unprecedented shifts” in Australian public opinion, with more people feeling unsafe in the world, optimism about the economy at an historic low, and a precipitate decline in trust in China.
Medical device developer Nanosonics UK branch has begun the installation of 17 of the company’s trophon2 systems (pictured) into a large National Health Service trust. The systems are used for high level disinfection of ultrasound probes including those used internally in patients during ultrasound examinations. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the use of Nanosonics devices…
Trans Tasman dairy giant Fonterra is to change its payment system for dairy farmers to reflect the sustainability of their farming practices. The company announced a new Cooperative Difference Payment of up to ten cents per kilogram of milk solids would be paid to farmers from June 1, 2021, replacing the current payments system. As…
Three new federal government grants were announced today to companies including Adelaide’s Axiom to boost their ability to participate in F-35 joint strike fighter production. Axiom has secured more than $800,000 to purchase new technical equipment and train staff in its operation. Fifty Australian companies have shared in almost $1.8 billion in contracts to supply…
Technologies and tools for a manufacturing transformation: If we can’t find the skills here, we should be able to import them by Philip Ewen
@AuManufacturing’s “technologies and tools” series continues with a frank look at skills shortage issues from Philip Ewen, the former head of a successful Australian SME manufacturer.
Amid the urgent need to slow climate change by cutting greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency makes sense. But as Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel last week warned, we’re not “anywhere close to having that nailed”.