Government adds flexibility to R&D but when will incentive cuts take effect?

The end of the financial year is fast approaching, but manufacturers still do not know when controversial cuts to R&D tax incentives will apply. With the Covid-19 pandemic highlighting the role of innovation, Kris Gale calls for the federal government to abandon its reforms. The federal government is to be congratulated for announcing additionally flexibility…

Manufacturing for a Post COVID World by John H. Howard

Australia has boosted its investment in medical research, but neglected those in engineering and manufacturing. Here, John H Howard, managing director of Howard Partners, calls for a national commitment to engineering and technology renewal. Australia is looking to rebuild its industrial base to achieve greater self-sufficiency in manufacturing. But we are seriously underinvesting in creating…

THC Global buys cannabis clinic network

Farm to pharmaceutical cannabis group THC Global has bought Tetra Health, a leading Australian clinic network giving it access to a potential 10,000 patients. The company, which operates two growing facilities and a pharmaceuticals biomanufacturing facility (pictured), bought Tetra for an undisclosed sum Tetra comprises 600 referring physicians, 30 prescribing physicians and a national network…