The federal government is seeking submissions from stakeholders on a prospective gas reservation scheme.
The proposed Asian Renewable Energy Hub in East Pilbara has been awarded Major Project Status by the federal government.
The owner of a particle board factory in Benalla has had an additional 11 charges laid against it by Victoria’s EPA, bringing the number of charges to 18.
The Grattan Institute has questioned how beneficial cheaper gas would be for the manufacturing sector, claiming that only 4,000 – 5,000 jobs on the east coast are in gas-dependent companies, and that the fuel and feedstock represents only 0.5 per cent of the industry’s total input costs.
The federal government has promised increased scrutiny of defence project decision-making to increase opportunities for local project suppliers.
The NSW government has approved a new industrial precinct, one of 12 planned for the Western Sydney Aerotropolis.
Online submissions are open for the design of a national Hydrogen Certification Scheme. which will monitor production of the gas and the environmental impacts of this.
Industry minister Karen Andrews has announced that a patent system review will be launched some time in the next few months and be delivered to the federal government by May 2021. The review would run for six months, be chaired by Emeritus Professor Raoul Mortley, and “consider the accessibility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)”. It…
Today federal industry minister Karen Andrews will discuss local manufacturing’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and what happens next, and is expected to argue for government’s role in procurement of critical supplies and the removal of red tape, but not in promoting “complete self-sufficiency.”
Healthcare PPE, standard protocols and contingency planning: How do we flatten the curve of demand for PPE as we flatten the curve of infection rates?
How then have we managed to have decades of WHS processes and procedures, outsourcing and supply chain protocols, and pandemic and emergency planning, yet no-one has run a scenario of the risk of completely running out of single-use PPE, (in particular, gowns and masks), locally, nationally and globally?