2020 Budget update confirms there will be no extra cash for manufacturers

Analysis by Peter Roberts Australia is not going to see any significant change in the focus of national policy for manufacturing nor any significant boost to federal attempts to grow the sector. This was abundantly clear in Josh Frydenberg’s 2020 budget update speech on Thursday, representing the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While…

DroneShield in US, European orders

Drone detection and countermeasure company, DroneShield has announced two orders from military customers in Europe and the United States in two days. The company won an order for its RadarZero portable counterdrone system (main picture), powered by the DroneShieldComplete control system from a significant European military force. And it won a contract from the US…

Next Science hit by Covid-19 shutdowns

Wound care technology developer Next Science was hit by shutdowns of elective surgeries and wound care clinics in the United States during the first six months of 2020, curbing revenue. Sales for the six months were $1.9 million, a small reduction on the previous corresponding period. Sales of Bactisure wound wash, BlastX anti-microbial wound gel…