A new deal for manufacturing – a rallying cry to get involved by Grant Anderson

Grant Anderson joins @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing in Australia with this powerful call to action. Send your submission to [email protected] Never waste a good crisis ! Why is it that we need a crisis to bring about change to policy around manufacturing? Why is it that most countries…

A new deal for manufacturing – five building blocks for a new plan by Roy Green

Professor Roy Green kicks off @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing in Australia with this industry policy scene setter. Send your submission to [email protected] Every crisis provides an opportunity and Covid-19 is no exception. Not only has it exposed the gaps in Australia’s manufacturing supply chains, but it has also…

Productivity Commission sidelined in Canberra’s focus on manufacturing

Comment by Peter Roberts In a move which will be welcomed by most in the manufacturing sector the Productivity Commission has been sidelined in the federal government’s programme to map out a future for the sector post Covid-19. As reported by @AuManufacturing on Friday, former Dow chemical CEO Andrew Liveris has been called up by…

Now is the time for optimism about the future of manufacturing

Comment by Peter Roberts As we digest the news that the federal government has called up industrialist Andrew Liveris to help map out a future for Australian manufacturing, there remains a view prevalent in the community that Australia doesn’t make things. One former colleague on the weekend railed about how manufacturing had been decimated and…

Canberra calls in a manufacturer to map out a future for the sector

By Peter Roberts The federal government has turned to former Dow chemical CEO Andrew Liveris to help map a new future for Australian manufacturing in the post-coronavirus world. Liveris, an Australian, has been called up by Canberra’s National COVID-19 Coordination Commission to devise a long-term strategy to deliver a competitive manufacturing sector to help in…

CSIRO begins testing Covid-19 vaccines as part of global effort

By Peter Roberts In an exciting development Australia’s CSIRO has begun testing potential vaccines against the Covid-19 coronavirus at its Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) facility in Geelong. Testing in the biosecure facility originally built to contain the world’s most harmful plant and animal diseases is part of a global effort led by the interational Coalition…