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Jobs and Skills Australia begins its work Jobs and Skills Australia (JSA) has been formally established, after legislation passed through Parliament and received Royal Ascent. Minister for Skills and Training Brendan O’Connor said JSA will begin its important work providing independent advice to government on current and emerging workforce needs. O’Connor said: “JSA will have…

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Advanced Navigation raises $108 million Series B led by KKR

Advanced Navigation, a Sydney-based company that uses artificial intelligence to create smaller and more effective robotics and navigation solutions, has announced a $US 68 million ($108 million) Series B round. In an announcement on Thursday, the company said it had signed definitive agreements under which investment firm KKR would lead the round, which includes return…

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Australia’s place in the semiconductor world: We need to aim for the stars

Today’s installment of Australia’s place in the semiconductor world turns to a local chip importer’s point of view. Here Shoaib Iqbal — a recent guest on the @AuManufacturing Conversations podcast — looks at the impact of semiconductor shortages on space startups, and the opportunities brought into focus for local manufacturing.   

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Australian Manufacturing Forum passes 12,000 members

@AuManufacturing’s social media discussion and networking group, the Australian Manufacturing Forum on Linkedin, has passed an important membership milestone. The Forum, Australia’s largest professional social media group of Australian manufacturers, passed 12,000 members this morning with the admission of eight new members. The Forum has grown steadily since its founding in 2013, and 22 months…

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Nova Systems focuses on digital engineering

Digital engineering tools and methods including the use of digital twins are becoming firmly entrenched in the testing, evaluation and certification of Australian military equipment. The way Australian the owned and controlled services provider delivers T&E, and systems engineering services more broadly, is changing according to Rob Starbuck, Nova Systems Digital Engineering Capability Lead. The…

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