Naval Group set to buy equipment for sub construction

Naval Group Australia has begun planning to procure equipment for its Adelaide operation which will construct 12 Attack class submarines for the Royal Australian Navy.. The company has issued a call for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Australian firms. Naval Group is working with the Industry Capability Network (ICN) to find those with the capability…

Why we need to take action to curb the financial services sector

Comment by Peter Roberts Slowly, slowly lawmakers are getting round to tightening up laws covering the sort of white collar crime evident in the recent Banking Royal Commission. But as the Commission itself failed to come to grips with the real problem with the financial services industry, so too will our politicians. While I welcome…

Aurora Labs reports faster 3D printing

Additive manufacturing technology company, Aurora Labs Limited (ASX: A3D), has demonstrated high speed 3D printing in a series of tests. The Perth company reported that it had completed a test series on 13 February of its Rapid Manufacturing Technology (RMT) prototype demonstrating the scalable nature of the technology. The company said it had achieved “…remarkable…

The vital role of leadership in business transformation

Forum member Adam Salzer OAM reports on the readiness of boards and especially Chairs of companies to truly transform their businesses. The Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association (AusTTA) has conducted extensive research into what are the Best Practices at Board level that are required to lead a complex organisation fundamental Transformation. Data gathering included surveys…

F-35 maintenance contracts awarded locally

A number of defence suppliers have been awarded contracts to repair, maintain and upgrade components on the F-35 Lightning fighter plane now coming into service with the RAAF. Announcing the contracts, defence minister, Christopher Pyne and defence industry minister, Steven Ciobo said they were evidence of the global competitiveness of Australian industry. Most were regional…