No Nev Power, we don’t need more gas, we need to reserve gas for home use

Comment by Peter Roberts The Chairman of the National Covid-19 Commissio tasked with platting a way forward economically is doing himself, and the gas industry, no favours by peddling self serving twaddle. Appearing before a parliamentary committee this week, Power confirmed his obsession with boosting the gas supply, including through subsidising the construction of gas…

Manufacturing news briefs – stories you might have missed

Industry plan offers guidance for business Small businesses are being given more help and guidance with the release of the government’s third Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Implementation Plan. Minister for defence industry, Melissa Price today announced the Land Combat and Protected Vehicles and Technology Upgrades Plan. The Plan provides useful information to businesses who already…

MG Engineering to build frigate vessel blocks

South Australian shipbuilder shipbuilder MG Engineering has been chosen to build four “mini blocks” to be used to test leading edge manufacturing techniques for the $35 billion future frigates programme. SA innovation and skills minister David Pisoni confirmed the order from BAE Systems subbsidiary, ASC Shipbuilding this morning. Pisoni said on social media ASC Shipbuilding…

XTEK raises $11.4 million and joins C4 EDGE consotrium

Defence technology group XTEK is raising $11.4 million from investors and also moving to join the C4 EDGE consortium of 17 SMEs that are developing a sovereign C4 (commend, control, communications and computing) environment for the Australian army. The company announced it had successfully raised $9.2 million from an oversubscribed placement with institutional investors, and…