New fertiliser facility to create ten new jobs, says Kookaburra Worm Farms

Family-owned Bundaberg region company Kookaburra Worm Farms says that it expects to take on ten new full-time staff as it commercialises a new liquid biological fertiliser. In a statement on Tuesday from the Queensland government, which recently awarded the company a Regional Economic Development Grant, Bundaberg state MP Tom Smith said Kookaburra was creating a…

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NSM awarded contract for OPV maintenance at Henderson

The Babcock Australasia-owned NSM (Australia) has been awarded a five-year contract initially worth $32 million for maintenance at Defence’s new Regional Maintenance Centre West at Henderson, Western Australia, following a competitive tender process. RMCW is scheduled to be fully-operational in the third quarter of next year, initially supporting sustainment of the Arafura class offshore patrol…

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Executive Director of new Defence Trailblazer named

Senior engineering and management professional Dr Sanjay Mazumdar has been announced as Executive Director of the four-year Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability (CSC), a program allocated $50 million by the previous federal government. University of NSW – which leads the Trailblazer with University of Adelaide – described Mazumdar as a “proven chief executive…

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Government in the energy business would safeguard pricing – by Shane West

Australia’s electricity grid is being shaken up as states and the Commonwealth embrace renewables. But this also gives Australia a chance to claim back energy monopolies it lost to state owned companies from China and Singapore, argues Shane West. With coal supplying 80 percent of Victoria’s energy, the closing of the Loy Yang power station…

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