WA receives $30 million to grow recycling infrastructure

The Western Australian and the federal governments are providing $30 million in funding to boost the state’s recycling and waste processing capabilities. The Western Australian Recycling Modernisation Fund will provide recipients funding to build, expand or upgrade their waste processing infrastructure. The WA and Commonwealth governments will contribute up to two-thirds of the project’s costs,…

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BluGlass appoints new full-time CFO ASX-listed semiconductor company BluGlass has announced the appointment of Samuel Samhan (pictured) as Chief Financial Officer on a full-time basis, effective immediately. BluGlass said in a statement on Monday that Samhan is a highly credentialled senior executive with over 20 years of financial leadership and commercial  operations experience, including as…

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Comms equipment maker Mayfield sees bump in new work

Electrical and telecommunications infrastructure equipment maker Mayfield Group has announced $21.2 million in new orders for its manufacturing and services arms. The new orders include electrical and telecommunications infrastructure with a variety of end-use applications. Mayfield Group includes Mayfield industry, a major manufacturer of electrical control and protection systems, switchboards, and switchrooms for critical electrical…

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Solar panel technology is set to be turbo-charged – but first, a few big roadblocks have to be cleared

By Bruno Vicari Stefani, CSIRO and Matthew Wright, University of Oxford Solar panel technology has made enormous progress in the last two decades. In fact, the most advanced silicon solar cells produced today are about as good as the technology will get. So what’s next? Enter “tandem solar cells”, the new generation in solar technology.…

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Victoria gives a boost to ethical textile manufacturing

The Victorian government is investing $4 million into improving worker safety and transparency in the state’s textile manufacturing industry. The funding will support the group Ethical Clothing Australia, which provides accreditation to Victoria’s textile, clothing and footwear manufacturers to ensure compliance with state standards, including fair pay for workers as well as providing safe working…

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