Why good manufacturing practice has protected food factories from COVID-19

COVID-19 clusters have appeared in abattoirs but the same can’t be said for other food manufacturers – the National Food Institute explains. Over 2020 we’ve seen many industries affected by COVID-19. With the infectious nature of COVID-19, it has left many Australians concerned about how safe their food is. One sub-sector that’s received a lot…

Australia’s Good Design Council Re-established

Peak design and industry body the Australian Design Council was re-established today with the support of high profile business men and women. The re-established Australian Design Council brings together the nation’s top captains of industry, innovators, entrepreneurs and thinkers to reshape the nation post-COVID-19. Championing design to reinvent and kickstart Australia’s economy in a post-COVID-19…

Space Tank wins prestigious Good Design Award – a case study by Rodin Genoff

Company incubator Space Tank has won the prestigious Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Good Design Award for its Rapid Shield face shield personal protection equipment (PPE). Part of North Melbourne’s Assistive Technology Cluster of firms created by Steve Zanon, founder of Proactive Ageing, Space Tank fast tracked the design and production of the…

AMWU calls for industry assistance as 61,000 jobs lost

The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union (AMWU) has called for immediate assistance to manufacturers as more than 61,000 manufacturing jobs were lost over the June quarter. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics labour accounts the number of full time jobs in manufacturing shrank from 941,000 in March to 880,000 in June. Underutilisation of workers –…