Sun Cable electricity export gets major project status

Major Project Status has been granted by the federal government to Sun Cable’s proposed Australian-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL) linking the Northern Territory to Singapore. The project would ultimately cost billions, and includes a 15,000 hectare, 10GW solar farm, 22 gigawatt-hours of battery storage and a 3,000 kilometre long underseas power cable to take electricity to…

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…