Rail manufacturing strategy aims to coordinate procurement

The federal government has released a National Rail Procurement and Manufacturing Strategy, aiming to help grow a sustainable rail manufacturing sector, increase productivity, international competitiveness and industry participation. To be delivered in partnership with the states and territories the Strategy has six pillars: Develop a nationally coordinated approach to rolling stock procurement Harmonise standards for…

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Weld Australia announces winners of Queensland and NT Excellence Awards

Weld Australia announced the winners of its 2023 Queensland and Northern Territory Welding Excellence Awards at an event at Indooroopilly Golf Club on Wednesday night. According to a statement from the welding industry peak body, the Excellence Awards are the most prestigious event on the industry’s calendar, and celebrate world-class work being undertaken locally by…

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The banks role in industry assistance – by Damon Cantwell

The advent of the National Reconstruction Fund offers the Federal Government an opportunity to learn from past industry programme mistakes, and make the whole process of industry support more efficient, writes Damon Cantwell. The $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund programme is not offering grants, but a mixture of concessional loans, guarantees and some equity positions.…

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Search for industry partners for Surface Manufacturing CRC – SMC automotive case study

Researchers led by UniSA are searching for companies wanting to develop surface processing capabilities in a planned Surface Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre. Here, Peter Roberts, profiles the benefits of collaboration achieved by automotive supplier SMR. It is no surprise that collaboration is one of the reasons behind the ability of one large automotive multi-national company,…

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