The Australian Industry Group has attacked Canberra’s ‘big stick’ energy legislation as heavy handed, excessively dangerous and counter-productive. Ai Group Chief Executive, Innes Willox said the government’s bill went far beyond recommendations made by the ACCC inquiring into the energy market, and established new powers never before given the government. Willox said: “The so-called ‘big…
The South Australian government has granted major project status to a venture which aims to become Australia’s first commercial rocket launch site. Southern Launch is aiming for its Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex “to get off the ground in 2020”.
By Jim Plouffe A website that consolidates legal and regulatory information for Australia’s burgeoning space industry has been launched by the University of Adelaide. Called the Australian Navigational Guide Explaining Laws for Space (ANGELS), the www.spacelaws.com website was developed by Adelaide Law School at the University of Adelaide and law firm International Aerospace Law and…
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission alleges that Bluescope Steel engaged in cartel behaviour in the supply of flat steel products, and has launched civil proceedings against the company and a former sales and marketing executive
Federal health minister Greg Hunt was among attendees at the official opening of THC Global’s Southport factory, which is expected to begin significant production next year and make the company Australia’s first commercial supplier of medicinal cannabis.
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman will release a report shortly on the Australian Taxation Office’s enforcement of R&D Tax Incentive claims.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission released its seventh Gas Inquiry report on Thursday morning, finding that a supply shortfall on the east coast market next year is unlikely, but supply remains tight.
Brent Balinski speaks to Samantha Read, Chemistry Australia’s CEO, about the new Chemical Sector Economic Contribution Analysis report, the effects of high gas prices, and the importance of economic complexity.
Research released on Tuesday by Chemistry Australia estimates the chemical sector’s annual economic contribution to Australia as $37.7 billion and 212,000 full-time jobs, and found that each petajoule it uses creates 33 times more value than the LNG industry and 68 times more value than if that gas was used to create power.
The Northern Territory has passed a bill this week that could see the territory establish an industrial hemp industry.