Researchers find sustainability remains important for shoppers, despite cost of living pressures

A study from Monash University, the Retail Sustainability Spotlight, has found that 51 per cent of Australian shoppers cited sustainability as an important factor in their retail purchases.  According to a statement from the university, despite increases in the cost of living, the research shows shoppers were also increasingly conscious of the role of sustainability…

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Freight and supply chain review begins

A review of the National Freight and Supply Chain Strategy is underway, led by the federal department of infrastructure in collaboration with industry and state and territory governments. According to a statement from federal infrastructure minister Catherine King on Thursday, the strategy is a “holistic, coordinated and multi-modal approach to increase the safety, productivity and…

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Optiscan completes key milestone

Medical imaging technology manufacturer Optiscan Imaging has completed a key milestone in its development of telepathology utilising its imaging systems that visualise biological structures in their natural environment. The company has been working with Canada’s Prolucid Technologies developing a telepathology platform that enables pathologists to undertake virtual biopsy assessments. The project has now passed the…

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Codan hit by disruptions in Africa market, exiting Russia

Electronics manufacturer Codan’s FY23 results were buoyed by strong gains in its communications businesses partially offsetting disruptions to its African and exited Russian markets for its Minelab metal detection equipment. The Adelaide company reported full year underlying net profit after tax of $65 million, down 35 percent from the previous year, on group revenue down…

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AML3D wins US submarine 3D print contract

Additive manufacturing machinery and technology company AML3D has won a $2 million contract to 3D print a metal replacement component used in US Navy submarines. The breakthrough contract is for a high demand non safety critical (NSC) component that is no longer available from traditional manufacturers, creating an opportunity for the company in the US…

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Sentient Vision and Shield to develop AI surveillance

Australia’s Sentient Vision Systems has partnered with US defence technology company Shield AI to offer AI-Enabled Wide Area Motion Imagery (WAMI) capability to international defence forces. Sentient, which specialises in AI-enabled passive wide area search, and Shield plan to deliver their solution to the United States Department of Defense (DoD), Australian Defence Forces (ADF) Defence…

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