Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers, October 30 – November 3, 2023

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) Australian FMCG brands facing extinction? Sara Lee has been billed as the latest Australian food brand to go to the wall – it is actually New Zealand owned. Nevertheless, here Allen Roberts explains why it is next to…

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Australia, UK sign agreement to cooperate on quantum tech

The Australian and United Kingdom governments have signed an MoU, agreeing to cooperate on innovation, research and commercialisation of quantum technology, during the AI Safety Summit at Bletchley Park this week. A joint statement (accessible here) “reaffirms the strong technology relationship” between the pair, supporting joint activities under the Australia-UK Cyber and Critical Technology Partnership…

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Sub builder ASC signs new contract with MTSA

Submarine construction and maintenance company ASC has renewed its longstanding supply chain partnership with defence contractor MacTaggart Scott Australia (MTSA). ASC built the conventionally powered Collins class submarines at Osborne in Adelaide and is heavily involved into the future in the planned Life of Type Extension (LOTE) for the fleet. ASC’s Chief Executive Officer and…

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