A new deal plan for manufacturing – let’s get government procurement right by Patrizia Torelli

As we crowd source a new plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 few things are more important that getting government procurement right. Here Patrizia Torelli finds that even the federal government doesn’t follow its own procurement laws, so she suggests themes for new rules that work for industry. Australian Government must stick to the Commonwealth Procurement…

Osteopore receives approval to sell 3D printed bone scaffolds

Artificial bone 3D printing company Osteopore has received Therapeutic Goods Administration approval for sale of its craniofacial reconstruction products. The TGA has added the Osteomesh, Osteoplug and Ostroplug-C range of 3D printed bioresorbale scaffolds that aid bone growth and healing to the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and they will also be included in the…

Entrepreneurs Programme: $140 million in contracts to business advisers

By James Riley Of the seven delivery provider contracts worth $140 million awarded by the Department of Industry for its Entrepreneurs Programme, five contracts – worth about $109 million – were with existing suppliers to the five-year-old flagship industry development program. While the Industry department went to market last year to refresh the delivery apparatus…

QLD named WEF Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Queensland’s $20 billion manufacturing sector has achieved recognition by the World Economic Forum as an Advanced Manufacturing Hub. In a statement over the weekend, manufacturing minister Cameron Dick said this recognised the ingenuity and potential of Queensland’s sixth biggest sector, which was currently standing tall to address to Covid-19 pandemic. “We’re seeing distillers making sanitiser, plastics…

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…