Call for a practical degree in manufacturing

An open letter to Professor Alex Zelinsky, the Vice Chancellor, University of Newcastle by Dr John Blakemore. We need an institution that offers a degree in manufacturing and practical skills. The ideal place to revive Australia’s manufacturing capability is Newcastle. Over the last 75 years there has been a continuous decline in Australia’s manufacturing capability…

2020 Budget update confirms there will be no extra cash for manufacturers

Analysis by Peter Roberts Australia is not going to see any significant change in the focus of national policy for manufacturing nor any significant boost to federal attempts to grow the sector. This was abundantly clear in Josh Frydenberg’s 2020 budget update speech on Thursday, representing the federal government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. While…