NSW government awards 1,000-school contract to lighting and controls company Pierlite

Pierlite has earned a contract to provide LED lighting solutions, upgrading as many as 1,000 NSW public schools. The company was awarded the tender as part of Schools Infrastructure NSW’s Lighting Upgrade Program, which was part of the state’s Covid-19 stimulus measures.  The solutions would be focussed on Pierlite’s Vandalux and Unilux EP upgrade kits,…

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Federal Government invests in Whiskey Alpha watercraft company The federal government has invested $7.35 million in watercraft builder the Whiskey Alpha Project’s development of its next-generation, high-performance watercraft. The investment will support the veteran-owned company’s naval design and manufacturing know-how, which utilises composite material technology and a novel ‘sea blade’ hull to enhance stability and…

Yabby and Myriota launch IoT dam sensing solition

Satellite communications company Myriota and water management company Yabby Sensors and Consulting have launched a nanosatellite Internet of Things (IoT) solution for the mining and agricultural sector. Their system provides dam operators and owners with an automatic dam and water storage monitoring solution, allowing them to identify and manage safety, regulatory and water use issues.…

Creating Australian sovereign vaccine capability – by Julie Phillips

Julie Phillips leads a group attempting to save from closure one of Australia’s largest pharmaceutical plants and repurpose it to produce Covid-19 vaccines. Here she explains that with Covid-19 not going away anytime soon, now is the time to act and create new capabilities. GSK‘s largest southern hemisphere pharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing plant in Boronia,…