ABGF fund backs Derwent Industries with $15 million investment

Special purpose investment fund Australian Business Growth Fund (AGBF) will invest $15 million into family owned metal manufacturer Derwent Industries Group bringing its total investments made into SME businesses to more than $100 million. Derwent is an advanced metal manufacturer servicing critical infrastructure projects and key industries including water, mining, rail and defence, operating from…

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ARENA and industry map paths to net zero

Australia’s emissions-intensive businesses along with the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) have identified a possible pathway to decarbonise heavy industry, outlined in a series of new reports published today. The Australian Industry Energy Transitions Initiative (Australian Industry ETI) has published the Pathways to Industrial Decarbonisation Phase 3 reports. The reports identify decarbonisation pathways for five…

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Zali Steggall supports National Reconstruction Fund

With the federal opposition opposing the government’s proposed $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund that was endorsed by voters at the recent election, the views of cross-benchers have become critical. In a speech to Parliament the independent member for Warringah Zali Steggall outlinesd her concerns about the bill establishing the fund, at the same time strongly…

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Best of the week — the five most popular stories among @AuManufacturing’s readers

What were the five biggest stories of the week? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. 5) “DEVELOPING ADVANCED MANUFACTURING IN AUSTRALIA” INQUIRY UNDERWAY A federal parliamentary inquiry into manufacturing has begun its work, and is accepting written submissions until the end of next month. The “Developing Advanced Manufacturing in Australia” inquiry by the  House…

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CDU offers new Diploma of Advanced Manufacturing

Charles Darwin University and others have developed a new Diploma of Advanced Manufacturing, designed to increase the availability of Industry 4.0 skills for the Northern Territory’s manufacturers. The new course was developed by CDU’s North Australia Centre for Autonomous Systems (NACAS) in partnership with RMIT University, the federal department of education, and the territory’s government.…

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