New Melbourne-made electric vehicle breaks cover.

A revolutionary new electric vehicle made in a factory in outer Melbourne has been revealed by the specialist electric vehicle news service, The Driven. The vehicle is made by Applied Electric Vehicle Robotics, which will display it at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. The vehicle was first spotted in the grounds…

Why Aussie skincare brands are dominating globally

By Patrick Forster Aussie skincare brands are nailing it right now. Around the world, Australian skincare companies are dominating sales graphs and getting global recognition for their innovative products, stellar marketing, and ethical credentials. Many of these Aussie brands started small. But through a great business strategy, these grassroots brands have grown from strength to…

National Space Agency for Adelaide.

Australia’s new national Space Agency will be based in Adelaide recognising the state’s long history with rocketry and satellites. Adelaide had been selected over other states vying for the agency, which will oversee a massive boost to space industries invigorated by low cost commercial launches, and the advent of micro-satellites. Premier Steven Marshall said today:…

ACCC moves to allow new container ports in NSW

The ACCC has moved to disallow what it calls ‘anti-competitive and illegal’ provisions in agreements that have privatised NSW ports, opening the way for a competitor to Sydney’s congested monopoly Port Botany to emerge. ACCC Chair Rod Sims has announced that has it has instituted proceedings in the Federal Court against privatisation agreements that had…

Massive pipeline project takes shape

Another 500 massive 1.8 metre diameter glass reinforced composite pipes are en route by ship from Adelaide to Townsville as part of the ambitious Haughton Pipeline Duplication Project. The second of six shipments, manufactured at RPC Group’s Adelaide factory, the Flowtite GRP pipes will make up a 36.5 kilometre pipeline from the Haughton Pump Station…

Massive expansion planned for Whyalla steelworks.

By Andrew Spence Billionaire industrialist Sanjeev Gupta has announced plans to build the largest steel plant in the developed world in South Australia. Liberty Primary Steel – part of Gupta’s GFG Alliance – today announced major steps towards the transformation of the alliance’s Whyalla steelworks, signing contracts worth more than A$600m. GFG Alliance has also…

Ansell responds to allegations of exploitation by suppliers

Australia’s multi-national maker of rubber surgical and industrial gloves, Ansell (ASX: ANN), has been implicated in sales of rubber gloves made by Malaysian factories that allegedly exploit their labour forces. The UK controversy, involving supply to the NHS health service, alleges forced labour, forced overtime, debt bondage, withheld wages and passport confiscation at suppliers Top…

F-35 Lightning debut – a new era of defence industry

Comment by Peter Roberts Australia’s first two F-35 joint strike fighter aircraft land at Williamtown RAAF base today marking a new era in defence-industry co-operation. After a fly past along the coast the F-35 Lightnings touch down at 10.00 am allowing Australians to glimpse the world’s most advanced aircraft, boasting an unprecedented level of Australian…