Crumbs for industry, funds for dead-end fossil fuels in 2021-22 budget

By Peter Roberts Last year’s $1.4 billion Manufacturing Modernisation fund – that is a paltry few hundred million a year – is essentially the sum total of the federal government’s response to the question marks raised over the role of manufacturing by Covid-19 supply chain disruptions. There was almost nothing not previously announced, and only…

Quickstep announces alliance targeting post-pandemic airline bounce

ASX-listed composites business Quickstep has signed a non-binding MoU with Triumph Aviation Services Asia (TASA) covering Australasian aftermarket airline and other MRO customers. TASA and Quickstep’s Aerospace Services division (QAS) intend to form a “strategic alliance” with a broad scope including “services such as MRO, spares pooling and repair development for the aero structures market…

Celebrating Australian Made – BusTech bets on e-mobility and automotive skills

Today @AuManufacturing’s editorial series – Celebrating Australian Made – looks at BusTech Group which saw opportunity where others hesitated, investing in human capital to create a new national automotive manufacturing group. It is not every day that you hear about a capital company that sees opportunity in investing in Australian manufacturing. And it is even…