What next but graphene safety boots

Graphene materials company First Graphene and boot maker Steel Blue have developed a graphene enhanced safety boot. The companies showcased the new boots, which incorporate the carbon-based nanomaterial in thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) boot soles and foam innersoles at a presentation at the company’s commercial graphene facility at Henderson in WA. The companies have developed a…

Canberra exaggerates jobs created by F-35

Estimates widely vary of the number of jobs created by Australia’s role in making components and systems for the F-35 Lightning aircraft. While 50 companies share in $1.7 billion worth of contracts, new doubts have emerged about estimates from Defence that this was “tracking to 5,000 jobs”. The claim, made in November Senate estimates hearings,…

Crunch time for the economy – check your business risks and buckle up

It has been an unprecedented period of economic growth in Australia. Decades of continuous growth has made us little used to managing for the risks of an economic downturn or recession. But Australia’s economic good luck is running out, with the main economic indicators all running down since the global financial crisis, a salutary economic…