The reinvention of Australian Industry Content and its ramifications

Australian Manufacturing Forum viewpoint by Mike Kalms Without anything really changing, Australian Industry Content Policy (AICP) is now unalterably different. There have been relatively cosmetic changes to how AICP is described, at what thresholds it applies, and how it might be measured, but none of these constitute wholesale change or any sort of ‘policy re-write’.…

Cash flow assistance for SME’s – here’s what to do

Australian Manufacturing Forum member viewpoint by Allen Roberts Hallelujah! The Government has announced cash flow assistance for small businesses, turnover limit an arbitrary $50 million, impacted by the Corona virus. Perhaps the precarious position many small businesses are finding themselves in has finally pricked the Canberra political bubble. The assistance is intended to keep people…

New infection frontier as COVID-19 wreaks havoc upon business

By Forum member Darren James, Partner, Commercial Disputes, Mills Oakley Many people have already been severely affected by the public health emergency caused by the novel corona virus (officially designated as COVID-19),. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the 3,400 people who are reported to have died following COVID-19 infection. Quarantine…

Is Industry 4.0 the most important economic and social topic for Australia?

Today I spoke at the National Press Club on a topic close to my heart: Industry 4.0.
I opened by saying that the most important topic the nation can focus on is preparing for the 4th industrial revolution – or as the Germans call it, Industrie 4.0.