Swiss-headquartered confectionery company Barry Callebaut Group agreed to acquire Australian business-to-business manufacturer GKC Foods at a virtual signing ceremony on Wednesday.
A roundtable chaired by the federal industry minister on Wednesday will hear from fashion industry leaders, following an “unprecedented” drop in sales through the Covid-19 pandemic.
Online submissions are open for the design of a national Hydrogen Certification Scheme. which will monitor production of the gas and the environmental impacts of this.
Industry minister Karen Andrews has announced that a patent system review will be launched some time in the next few months and be delivered to the federal government by May 2021. The review would run for six months, be chaired by Emeritus Professor Raoul Mortley, and “consider the accessibility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)”. It…
Prime minister Scott Morrison is expected to highlight skills and industrial relations in his National Press Club address today.
The final round of 2019 ARC Linkage Project grants was on announced on Thursday, with funding for 77 projects, including new manufacturing processes for superalloy components and graphene cathodes for next-generation batteries.
Systems integrator CAE Australia has earned a $26 million contract to upgrade a C-130J aircraft training simulator and training systems at the Richmond air force base in western Sydney.
Today federal industry minister Karen Andrews will discuss local manufacturing’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic and what happens next, and is expected to argue for government’s role in procurement of critical supplies and the removal of red tape, but not in promoting “complete self-sufficiency.”
A “matchmaking platform” originally developed for manufacturers and others to respond to the Covid-19 outbreak has been expanded, with a goal to “continue to provide solutions long after this pandemic.”
Sydney should be prepared to “pick winners” to take advantage of a new interest by multinationals in shifting manufacturing to advanced economies.