Hopes for the federal budget to revive Australia’s manufacturing sector

The government should prioritise building sovereign capability, argues Martin Ripple ahead of Tuesday night’s federal budget. As we are awaiting the budget announcement, it is crucial that the federal government addresses the issue of sovereign capability in the country’s manufacturing industry. Australia has the highest dependency on manufactured imports and the lowest level of manufacturing…

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Defence partnering for success – Ukraine brings cybersecurity into focus

@AuManufactruring’s sponsored series reporting BAE Systems Australia’s Partnering for success defence industry supplier event, concludes today, with a focus on cyber security. By Nicholas Way The tragic war in Ukraine has been a catalyst for serious investment in cybersecurity by defence organisations globally, and Australia is no exception. That’s the view of Tony Howell, Global…

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Sicona Battery Technologies moves on graphite to graphene process

Start up business Sicona Battery Technologies has purchased a world-first, scalable, edge-functionalised graphene production method from researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials and ANFF-Materials. As part of the deal, Sicona signed a two-year research agreement with Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) researchers to scale up the EFG fabrication process for commercial production…

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Industry laureate fellows to progress recycling technology, electrolyser manufacture

Support for university-industry research continued on Monday, with $27 million in funding across eight Industry Laureate Fellowships announced. Following Friday’s awarding support for 50 projects in a new round of the Australian Research Council’s Early Career Industry Fellowships, the ARC announced the 2023 Industry Laureate Fellows. “Complementing the early and mid-career Industry Fellowship schemes, these…

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New agency, regulator to oversee nuclear powered submarines

The federal government will establish two new agencies to oversee the acquisition of nuclear powered submarines and to regulate the safety of the vessels and their reactors. The Australian Submarine Agency (ASA) will be established by Executive Order and be responsible and accountable for the management and oversight of Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine programme. The Nuclear-Powered…

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