Govt blocks release of manufacturing grants briefings

By Denham Sadler The federal government has blocked the release of departmental briefing documents for its billion-dollar manufacturing fund, amid Labor’s accusations that rorting has been “baked-in” to the grant scheme. The Senate this week approved a motion to force the government to table “decision briefs and merit assessment packs prepared by the Department of Industry…with…

Video series gains momentum – by John Hosking

Advertisement By John Hosking, Series Producer How it’s Made – Australia and former Executive Producer, Beyond 2000. The ongoing global success of the international How it’s Made television series is all but unprecedented. The statistics simply defy belief in a medium so often notorious for shallow, ephemeral content – and audiences. Thirty two seasons –…

Micro-X teams up with Liberty for airport security

Security solutions provider Liberty Defense and cold cathode X-Ray machine manufacturer Micro-X have teamed up to develop enhanced people and passenger screening systems for aviation or commercial security. The two companies have signed a technical and marketing collaboration agreement to combine their technologies to help speed up the flow of people through security checkpoints. Micro-X…

Australian developed CEAFAR radar now operational

The Australian developed and manufactured CEAFAR-2L air search radar has reached Initial Operating Capability status mounted aboard the Royal Australian Navy’s Anzac Class frigates. CEAFAR, manufactured by SEA Technologies, is an active phased array radar with a unique microwave tile-based design incorporating Digital Beam Forming (DBF) technology. Originally delivered to the navy in 2010, the…