$30bn National Skills Agreement delivers workplace boost

National Cabinet has agreed to unlock billions of dollars to build Australian through a landmark five-year National Skills Agreement (NSA). The agreement between the Commonwealth and the states will take effect from January next year, embedding national cooperation and strategic investment in our vocational education and training sector, according to the government. The federal government…

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Russell Mineral Equipment automates mine mill relining

Mill relining systems manufacturer Russell Mineral Equipment has developed the world’s first semi-automated mine mill relining system, delivering significant safety and commercial outcomes for users and industry. The Toowoomba, Queensland company said a reduction in mill relining risks and shutdown duration was achieved through its automation of proven technologies as well as novel liner and…

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Michelle Simmons wins Prime Minister’s Prize for Science

Sydney quantum computing hardware manufacturer Silicon Quantum Computing’s (SQC) Michelle Simmons was named last night as the winner of the 2023 Prime Minister’s Prize for Science. Professor Simmons (pictured) was recognised for creating the new field of atomic electronics which are ‘powering the transition from the digital to the quantum age’. Simmons, who has already…

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UTS Sydney opens cyber security Vault

A new facility billed as a first-of-its-kind secure collaborative research and innovation facility at the forefront of cybersecurity, data protection and defence technology has opened at he University of Technology Sydney (UTS). NSW Premier Chris Minns officially opened the UTS Vault, a Department of Defence compliant facility which enables collaboration between private sector tenants, academia…

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Insitu and Innovaero to develop unmanned aerial attack systems

Drone manufacturer Insitu Pacific (IPL) and aeronautical manufacturer Innovaero are to collaborate in the development of a long-range strike capability using uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS). Insitu is a subsidiary of Boeing which is also building the its MQ-28A Ghost Bat autonomous jet aircraft, formerly known as Loyal Wingman, while Innovaero is an Australian company based…

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