Celebrating Australian Made — bespoke wool products specialist is a no-sew

To close out the first week of Celebrating Australian Made, our editorial series sponsored by the Australian Made Campaign Limited, we consider Kilmaille Knits. Brent Balinski speaks to founder Sue McClure. Sue and Malcolm McClure are fifth-generation wool growers, with mothers and grandmothers who were passionate knitters. “Synthetics sort of came in during my childhood,”…

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Celebrating Australian Made – towards green Australian supply chains by John Noonan

Today in our editorial series Celebrating Australian Made, coinciding with Australian Made Week, we look at how steel producers are moving to embrace green steel production technologies which will flow through to the entire steel value chain, including numerous Australian Made licensees. By John Noonan Europe introduces a carbon border tax in 2026, but will…

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SPEE3D to go to work in sub-freezing conditions after success in US challenge

SPEE3D has been named a winner at the recent US Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology (OSD ManTech) “Point of Need Challenge”. SPEE3D is an Australian-based company specialising in cold spray additive manufacturing technology. This uses metal particles shot out of a nozzle at supersonic speeds, fusing together to build near-net shape components.…

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Site selected for Collie graphite plant

International Graphite has selected the preferred site for its proposed graphite battery anode material (BAM) facility at the former coal mining city of Collie in Western Australia. The Company has signed an exclusive non-binding memorandum of understanding to negotiate a lease over approximately 20 hectares of privately owned land in the Coolangatta industrial precinct (pictured,…

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Packagers move to ease tracking of sustainability goals

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) and not-for-profit standards organisation GS1 Australia have collaborated to assist APCO Members with increasingly complex annual sustainability reporting. The partnership sees more than half of APCO Annual reporting questions incorporated into the GS1 National Packaging Catalogue (NPC) database, providing a solution for APCO Members to actively track progress towards…

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Canberra orders $160m in new Bushmasters

Thales Australia has welcomed the announcement today by the Minister for Defence Industry Pat Conroy of a $160 million contract to build new Bushmaster Protected Vehicles (pictured) for the Australian Army. The contract for the new Bushmasters was signed at Thales Australia’s Bendigo facility today in the presence of Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters who…

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