Canberra gives some manufacturers the cold shoulder while others get hero status

Comment by Peter Roberts @AuManufacturing has been reporting almost daily heartwarming stories of the heroic efforts of manufacturers stepping into broken import supply chains. But while a handful have received federal government recognition and support – and featured in endless media releases and media interviews by federal ministers – some have received nothing. Take Nelson…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – six steps to lead the world by Professor Aleksandar Subic

Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing has seen a huge response from readers and members of the Australian Manufacturing Forum Linkedin group. Here Professor Aleksandar Subic focuses on R&D and learning as keys to a plan to make Australian manufacturing the envy of the world. When Mike Cannon-Brookes, co-founder of…

Archer progresses graphene bio-sensor in new materials developments

Advanced materials business Archer Materials continued progress on a number of fronts during the third quarter as it advanced projects ranging from mining to cathode production and quantum computing development. The listed company re-iterated progress on a number of fronts in a statement to investors: # Drilling continued at its Franklyn deposit and concluded at…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – Industry incentives, not broad tax cuts – Neville Power

The business leader charged with charting a post Covid-19 economic recovery, Neville Power, has indicated a sharp change in direction of federal government policy with an emphasis on activating industry. Power, the former CEO of Fortescue Metals and head of the National COVID-19 Co-ordination Commission told Channel 9 media that his focus was not further…