Land Forces 2022 – defence industry policy under Pat Conroy, interview

Today we launch our special editorial series Land Forces 2022 with a look at the policies of the new federal government guiding Defence’s relationship with industry. In his first major interview, Pat Conroy, Minister for Defence Industry and Minister for international development & the Pacific, talks with Peter Roberts. Question: The coalition government from 2016…

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

Curious about what people were most interested in during the week just finished? Here’s what visitors to this site were reading. FLINDERS TO CATAPULT INDUSTRY INTO THE ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AGE The federal government has had two attempts to mimic the success of Britain’s Catapult centres and Germany’s Fraunhofer technology and innovation centres, places where industrial…

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Arena puts up $43 million to tackle industry emissions

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has launched the $43 million Industrial Energy Transformation Studies Programme aimed at identifying opportunities to reduce energy costs and emissions in the industrial sector. Announced as part of the 2020-21 Federal Budget, grant funding will be provided in two streams for feasibility and engineering studies to establish the business…

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Global Road Technology tackles SMART dust suppression

Dust control specialists Global Road Technology (GRT) has automated its SMART Dosing Units (SDU) for dust suppression in the mining sector amid government calls for tighter controls around dust pollution. Tested in mine sites in Australia, the SMART (Sustainable, Mining, Autonomously, Reporting Technology) Dosing Units are in use in countries across Africa, Mexico and Brazil…

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Gelion battery production line to be launched

Two federal government ministers will descend on Fairfield in western Sydney today to launch Australia’s first production line to manufacture zinc-bromide batteries. Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic and Minister for Climate Change and Energy, Chris Bowen will launch the factory which will manufacture Gelion batteries. Battery Energy Power Solutions will manufacture the non-flow…

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