The federal government has extended an advanced apprenticeship pilot, involving six universities and industry partners, with the next intake of students to begin early next year.
The Western Australian government has announced $18.3 million in programs to build defence industry skills, which it says aims to attract more defence manufacturing work to the state.
Currawong Engineering has been awarded a $150,000 Defence Global Competitiveness grant, assisting investment in production equipment.
The Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre has announced a weekly series covering the themes and advice from its Ten Ways to Succeed In Australian Manufacturing report, released this week.
Three feasibility studies were announced on Wednesday for Australian manufacturers wanting to contribute to the build phase of the first three Hunter Class frigates.
Federal government to invest $211 million in fuel security to protect against risk and price pressures
The government is seeking to have the $200 million grants for new storage matched by state governments or industry. Its focus will be on projects in strategic regional locations, connected to refineries and with connections to existing fuel infrastructure.
Compost Revolution’s beginner-level worm farm, made in Australia and entirely out of recycled plastics, won gold at last week’s Good Design Awards. Brent Balinski spoke to the company’s David Gravina about the project.
Australia and Germany have signed a declaration of intent on a feasibility study “into the potential for closer collaboration and the future development of a hydrogen supply chain”.
The federal government intends to change the Export Market Development (EMDG) grants scheme, which would be available to those with revenues under $20 million, shift from reimbursement to grants, and become simpler to apply for.
The current economic crisis in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, has exposed the decay in Australia’s manufacturing capability and highlighted the need for increased investment in innovation.