A new deal plan for manufacturing – the view from the CEO seat by Mark Vassella

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing in Australia has focused on SME views. Today Mark Vassella, managing director and CEO of BlueScope Steel, focuses on trade, energy and infrastructure plus more. The disruption of global supply chains as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has…

A new deal for manufacturing – a strategy to support a new era in Australian manufacturing by Shay Chalmers

Our crowd sourced new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 continues. Here Shay Chalmers writes about what we can do to turn this economic downturn into a manufacturing success story. Research and evidence shows that the current economic downturn could result in the resurgence of local manufacturing – a new era in Australian manufacturing. To…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – let’s get government procurement right by Patrizia Torelli

As we crowd source a new plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 few things are more important that getting government procurement right. Here Patrizia Torelli finds that even the federal government doesn’t follow its own procurement laws, so she suggests themes for new rules that work for industry. Australian Government must stick to the Commonwealth Procurement…

Entrepreneurs Programme: $140 million in contracts to business advisers

By James Riley Of the seven delivery provider contracts worth $140 million awarded by the Department of Industry for its Entrepreneurs Programme, five contracts – worth about $109 million – were with existing suppliers to the five-year-old flagship industry development program. While the Industry department went to market last year to refresh the delivery apparatus…

Protectionist push uninteresting to advanced manufacturer

Australia and other nations are rethinking their supply chains. Brent Balinski spoke to ANCA co-founder Pat Boland about what re-localisation means to a company that exports nearly all of what it makes.   There’s a momentum here and abroad behind strengthening manufacturing as part of the pandemic response. It’s hard to witness the urgent ramping…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – where we went wrong and the things that work by Tim McLean

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal manufacturing policy for Australia is now in its second week. Today Tim McLean details how we got to where we are today, and the approaches that work for industry. Send your ideas or make a submission to [email protected] The need for Australia…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – innovation and bi-partisanship by Tom Kenyon

Innovation is featuring in submissions so far in our campaign to crowd source a continues @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal manufacturing policy with eight keys to unlocking our manufacturing future. Send your ideas or make a submission to [email protected]”>new deal plan for manufacturing. Today Tom Kenyon looks at how to kickstart new…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – eight keys to the future by Danny Samson

Professor Danny Samson continues @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing with eight keys to unlocking our manufacturing future. Send your ideas or make a submission to [email protected] Australia’s manufacturing sector has shrunk significantly over the past 30 years, in terms of share of GDP, and absolute employment numbers. But we…