The Grattan Institute has questioned how beneficial cheaper gas would be for the manufacturing sector, claiming that only 4,000 – 5,000 jobs on the east coast are in gas-dependent companies, and that the fuel and feedstock represents only 0.5 per cent of the industry’s total input costs.
Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor is on Tuesday expected to outline the Morrison government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement, plotting Australia’s way forward on climate action. It’s likely to include “negative emissions” technologies, which remove carbon dioxide (CO₂) from the air.
South Australia is the best equipped jurisdiction in Australia to respond to climate change, with the state’s increasing reliance on solar and wind power likely to have the additional benefit of increasing jobs after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report by economist Ross Garnaut.
Just staying afloat has been a big enough challenge for many industry sectors this year. Let alone doing that while also improving customer satisfaction, being committed to workforce development and becoming more sustainable.
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has announced a weekly series covering the themes and advice from its Ten Ways to Succeed In Australian Manufacturing report, released this week.
The federal government has promised increased scrutiny of defence project decision-making to increase opportunities for local project suppliers.
Australian Made and the peak national body for textile makers and suppliers, the Specialised Textiles Association, have announced a partnership.
AWU says stronger trade laws, local purchasing needed, citing country’s last remaining copper manufacturer
The Australian Workers’ Union has said action is needed on trade cheating and procurement on government projects to strengthen Australian manufacturing.
Three feasibility studies were announced on Wednesday for Australian manufacturers wanting to contribute to the build phase of the first three Hunter Class frigates.
Manufacturing is the second-most targeted vertical for cyber-criminals, and has seen triple the rate of cyber attacks since the Covid-19 pandemic began, according to Crowdstrike.