Australian Made partners with AFPA supporting forest products

The Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA) is partnering with the Australian Made Campaign to support the growth of Australia’s forest products industries. AFPA is the peak national body for Australia’s forest, wood and paper products industry, while Australian Made licenses the familiar green and gold logo. Australian Made Chief Executive, Ben Lazzaro, said the partnership…

Queensland industry shines in Covid fight

While manufacturers nationwide have rallied to fight Covid-19 the Queensland government has gone on the front foot with its support for the manufacturing sector. The government launched its very public #MakingItForQLD campaign to support the fight against COVID-19, with daily manufacturing highlights. We have had regular media releases from the federal government but no state…

Magnis Energy in battery factory milestone

Magnis Energy has completed detailed engineering and pre-work on its prop[osed New York lithium-ion battery plant. The Sydney company, which is also financing development of a $2 billion lithiun-ion battery gigafactory in Townsville (pictured), has completed engineering and process design work on the plant. Cost estimation has been completed and discussions are underway with three…

BlueScope operations hit by ‘extremely serious’ cyber attack

BlueScope Steel’s Australian and international operations have been hit by a cyber attack, the company confirmed today. Its US North Star and New Zealand businesses are continuing largely unaffected with only minor disruptions. However manufacturing and sales operations in Australia have been disrupted with some manufacturing processes paused. Local steel despatches are continuing using some…