Kim Carr bows out a tireless warrior for manufacturing and innovation

Comment by Peter Roberts Victorian senator Kim Carr has announced he will not be re-contesting his seat in the senate in the upcoming election, with his departure a sad loss to Australian public life and especially to the battle to value innovation and manufacturing in national policy. Carr has been rather unfairly characterised by his…

SA’s new focus on manufacturing in Cabinet

By Peter Roberts South Australia’s new Labor government has emphatically refocussed on the manufacturing sector with the choice of Deputy Premier Susan Close to serve as the state’s industry and science minister in the new Cabinet. Premier Peter Malinauskas announced his Cabinet on Thursday morning with Close, who has been the Deputy Labor leader since…

Lycaon’s autonomous hydrogen powered vehicle – video

Control systems engineering company Lycaon Group has announced the launch of an Autonomous Hybrid (electric/hydrogen) Vehicle (Pictured, and video below). The East Fremantle, Western Australian company said the new autonomous vehicle platform was part of an ongoing internal project which is now entering the field trial phase. The company did not reveal the planned use…

Hydrogen startup anticipates 30 new hires over next 12 months

University of Wollongong-headquartered Hysata recently made headlines with a breakthrough paper in Nature Communications, demonstrating a “giant leap” in water splitting progress and a claim to be on track to $2/kilogram hydrogen by 2025. The UoW spinout business was launched in mid-2021 with $5 million in seed funding from the IP Group and the Clean…