Meet The New Bill. Same As The Old Bill. (Or why the R&D incentive is under threat).

Australian Manufacturing Forum member viewpoint by Kris Gale Rock and roll fans might recognise the source material of the headline quote. It is The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” – Roger Daltrey giving voice to the entrenched frustration Pete Townshend utilised to drive that band to greater and greater heights. And so it is with…

Lynas Corporation shutters Malaysian operation

Rare earths producer Lynas Corporation has shut down production at its Malaysian rare earths processing facility following coronavirus restrictions on business imposed by the national government. The Perth company, which has struggled with on-again, off-again approvals to operate in Malaysia, said the shut down was currently scheduled to end on March 31. Lynas told investors:…

Federal government in second, bigger stimulus

By Peter Roberts Only days after offering up a stimulus package widely condemned as not large enough to impact Australia’s coronavirus affected economy, Canberra has followed up with a second much larger package of measures. The first business-focused package increased the instant asset write-off, provided accelerated depreciation deductions and supported apprentices and trainees. Manufacturers can…