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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Ten-year economic transition plan for Gladstone released

A new report launched by the Gladstone Regional Council on Wednesday cites the role that strengthening its “manufacturing powerhouse” will play in moving its economy moves away from fossil fuels. Gladstone Region Economic Transition Roadmap 2022-2032 was prepared with consultancy The Next Economy, gathered input from 220 local stakeholders over two years, and was supported…

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To start cutting gas and electricity prices, here’s what the government looks likely to deliver by Christmas

By Peter Martin, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University Treasurer Jim Chalmers says he’ll have a system in place to deal with rising energy prices by Christmas. He can’t yet tell us what it will be, because that will depend on the outcome of negotiations with gas and electricity companies, and possibly on…

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Australia’s place in the semiconductor world: Research strengths and a supportive environment

Today in Australia’s place in the semiconductor world, we hear from Dr Jane Fitzpatrick of series sponsor ANFF. Here she writes of the importance of Australia’s R&D community to commercial activity in semiconductors, a topic we are sure to return to in future articles. There’s no argument that to help key domestic industries like defence,…

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Husic reveals NRF fund details

Industry minister Ed Husic has given more details of the operations of the government’s proposed National Reconstruction Fund and the reasons behind the fund which the government took to the recent federal election. Speaking at the UBS Australasia conference, Husic said the pandemic exposed serious deficiencies in Australia’s economy, bringing to light the fact that…

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