Battery talks with Indonesia – ‘It’s value-adding stupid!’

By Peter Roberts The Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic is to visit Jakarta to further cooperation and collaboration with Indonesia on battery technologies and electric vehicles. Husic’s two-day trip is a long overdue ramping up of Australia’s industrial relationship with our close neighbour – one that has often seemed neglected in recent decades…

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La Trobe boosts digital skills with new hub

Melbourne’s La Trobe University has inaugurated a new Digital Innovation Hub in partnership with industry which aims to boost collaboration between students, researchers, business and industry. Opened by Victorian Minister for Skills and TAFE Gayle Tierney, the new precinct is a partnership with Cisco and Optus to accelerate research and development across healthcare, education, advanced…

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Manufacturing news briefs — stories you might have missed

Victorian government announces Skills Solutions Partnerships Program Victorian industry minister Natalie Hutchins announced the $10 million Skills Solutions Partnerships Program at the 2023 Victorian Manufacturing Showcase on Tuesday. As part of the program, government, industry, TAFEs and universities will co-design and pilot new training courses in manufacturing, digital, construction, clean economy, healthcare and social services,…

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$1.8 billion in NSW renewable projects announced through Capacity Investment Scheme

The federal and NSW governments have announced six projects through the Capacity Investment Scheme, aimed at providing over a gigawatt of dispatchable power across the state. The projects from the tender are:  Akaysha Energy’s Orana Renewable Energy Zone battery, located in Wellington in central-west NSW, with 415 megawatt capacity and 1,660 megawatt hour, four-hour storage…

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Thales’s $2bn navy maintenance contract win

The federal government has announced a continuation of Thales Australia’s long standing role maintaining Royal Australian Navy ships with a new $2 billion contract to maintain and sustain Australia’s naval fleet in Sydney. French-owned Thales Australia has been appointed as the Regional Maintenance Provider for the new Regional Maintenance Centre East at Defence’s Garden Island…

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