A new deal plan for manufacturing – the view from the CEO seat by Mark Vassella

The Australian Manufacturing Forum and @AuManufacturing’s campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing in Australia has focused on SME views. Today Mark Vassella, managing director and CEO of BlueScope Steel, focuses on trade, energy and infrastructure plus more. The disruption of global supply chains as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has…

A new deal for manufacturing – a strategy to support a new era in Australian manufacturing by Shay Chalmers

Our crowd sourced new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 continues. Here Shay Chalmers writes about what we can do to turn this economic downturn into a manufacturing success story. Research and evidence shows that the current economic downturn could result in the resurgence of local manufacturing – a new era in Australian manufacturing. To…

Eleven SMEs share defence grants

Eleven Australian businesses have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow defence industry capability under the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants programme. Defence industry minister Melissa Price said: “Queensland-based Cyborg Dynamics Engineering is developing a robotic unmanned ground vehicle. “Their grant funding will be used to fund the project’s design,…

Protectionist push uninteresting to advanced manufacturer

Australia and other nations are rethinking their supply chains. Brent Balinski spoke to ANCA co-founder Pat Boland about what re-localisation means to a company that exports nearly all of what it makes.   There’s a momentum here and abroad behind strengthening manufacturing as part of the pandemic response. It’s hard to witness the urgent ramping…