The federal government has promised increased scrutiny of defence project decision-making to increase opportunities for local project suppliers.
AWU says stronger trade laws, local purchasing needed, citing country’s last remaining copper manufacturer
The Australian Workers’ Union has said action is needed on trade cheating and procurement on government projects to strengthen Australian manufacturing.
Three feasibility studies were announced on Wednesday for Australian manufacturers wanting to contribute to the build phase of the first three Hunter Class frigates.
The Queensland government has announced a target to make 25 per cent of its PPE purchases from manufacturers located within the state.
Port Melbourne-based 3DMeditech has earned a $3.7 million contract for nasopharyngeal swab kits, which will be delivered to the National Medical Stockpile up to March next year and be used to test for Covid-19.
CSL will manufacture approximately 85 million doses of two Covid-19 vaccines, beginning early next year, if their clinical trials are successful.
The federal government has released the third Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority (SICP) implementation plan, for Land Combat and Protected Vehicles and Technology Upgrades.
The federal government has announced it will acquire a new, 12.5-metre Australian-made regional support craft, to be based at Thursday Island.
Defence will invest in a new anti-submarine training system provided by Saab Australia.
Contracts totalling $33 million have been awarded to Australian suppliers for the new fleet of Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles.