Defence projects could face audit following Finnish boat contract: report

An audit of major defence projects and their use of Australian suppliers is possible, according to a report today.   The Australian Financial Review cites unnamed sources, including in the defence industry, and reports that prime minister Scott Morrison has made “pointed remarks” to Defence department officials about keeping foreign-owned primes to their local content…

Gold Coast rocket maker and Australian Space Agency sign agreement

Gold Coast-based company Gilmour Space Technologies signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation with the Australian Space Agency on Wednesday.   The signing was at the company’s new facility, where it has built its team to 45, and attendees included industry minister Karen Andrews (pictured middle) and deputy head of the ASA, Anthony Murfett…

Chemistry means low-emission steelmaking alternatives remain a challenge: Bluescope boss

Widespread adoption of breakthrough low-emission steelmaking was a “considerable way off,” the CEO of Bluescope has said.   According to The Australian Financial Review, Mark Vasella said the steelmaking industry was striving to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and there were alternatives to using fossil fuel-based energy, but the traditional use of carbon required to…