Australia must enlist industry to deter conflict – Rob Nioa

Munitions manufacturer NIOA Group CEO Rob Nioa has attacked Australia’s continuing reliance on importing foreign weapons systems and called on the country to mobilise its industrial base to deter potential threats. The head of Australia’s biggest privately-owned supplier of munitions to the ADF said the consequences of outsourcing military production could be dire against a…

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DroneShield counter drone system integrated into energy weapon

Drone detection and countermeasure manufacturer DroneShield and defence contractor Epirus Inc have completed integration of DroneShield’s multi-sensor DroneSentry system (pictured) with Epirus’ Leonidas high-power microwave (HPM) counter-electronics/counter-UAS effector. The integration of DroneShield’s detection system with a high power microwave directed energy weapon allows for a fully integrated C-UAS system that can track multiple drone threats…

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Australia signs up to stamp out child labour, violence at work

The federal government has ratified two international treaties that deliver greater workplace protection to vulnerable workers. The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Minimum Age Convention,1973 (No.138) provides a framework that sets out the minimum age for young people to start employment so that they can work safely and without interfering with their schooling. According to the…

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New manufacturing jobs and skills council established

The Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor today announced the establishment of three new skills councils including the Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance (Manufacturing Alliance). Formally IBSA Group, the Manufacturing Alliance is an industry-owned and industry-led organisation supporting the development of skilled workforces enabling modern manufacturing industries to succeed. The CEO Manufacturing Industry Skills Alliance…

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