Ansell responds to allegations of exploitation by suppliers

Australia’s multi-national maker of rubber surgical and industrial gloves, Ansell (ASX: ANN), has been implicated in sales of rubber gloves made by Malaysian factories that allegedly exploit their labour forces. The UK controversy, involving supply to the NHS health service, alleges forced labour, forced overtime, debt bondage, withheld wages and passport confiscation at suppliers Top…

Australian progress in commercialising quantum computing

Quantum computers where information is stored at the sub-atomic level are edging closer to reality scientifically, and in Australia, industrially. The University of New South Wales has announced a team led by Professor Michelle Simmons has demonstrated a compact sensor for accessing information stored in the electrons of individual atoms. Simmons is a world-leader in…

Q and A with export champion, Flavourtech

NSW’s Flavourtech, a Griffith-based business making specialised machinery for “aroma recovery, extraction and evaporation solutions”, won the Manufacturing category at last week’s Australian Export Awards. Brent Balinski spoke to Paul Smith, Flavourtech’s Financial Controller, about the company’s expansion, its technology, and its success internationally.