Novafast and Century Engineering secure frigate contracts

Adelaide-based SME businesses Novafast International and Century Engineering have been contracted by BAE Systems Australia to manufacture parts to support the Hunter Class Frigate Program’s prototyping phase which is well underway. Composite product and material manufacturer Novafast has been awarded a contract to manufacture 331 composite pipe spools that will be used for water systems…

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Audit office slams Morrison government entrepreneurs program

The Australian National Audit Office has severely criticised the design and management of the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources government’s largest value procurement program in 2019-20. In a scathing report tabled in Parliament, the ANAO said the $492.4 million Entrepreneurs Programme failed on most of the criteria demanded of government grant schemes. Tenders…

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Changing the global landscape of sustainable agriculture with Siemens technology

ADVERTISING FEATURE Agricultural industries around the world are facing the challenge of sustainably increasing productivity to meet the demands of a growing population. As consumer focus leans towards organic, ethically grown produce, land stewardship and environmentally responsible farming practices prove central to economic growth and export potential. In 2022, Siemens is celebrating 150 years of…

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Reset manufacturing, but with the right IR settings – by Michael Stutley

Australia has a rare opportunity to reset its manufacturing sector. But it must get the IR settings right argues Michael Stutley. Since the 1960s peak, Australian manufacturing has been in decline. In the protected economy of that period, it generated over a quarter of GDP and employed about 25 per centof the workforce. Today, manufacturing’s…

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Cyborg Dynamics and BIA5 complete unmanned vehicle

Queensland electronics company BIA5 and automation company Cyborg Dynamics Engineering have produced their first three Warfighter unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) Product Baseline 1 (PBL01) vehicles destined for defence. The companies were awarded up to $426,150 in funding under the Department of Defence’s Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities (SICP) scheme to design, manufacture and test the UGV.…

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