Defence reshores ammunition container capability

A regional Victorian company that has developed technologies to reuse ammunition containers, has signed a $15 million contract with Defence. Pentarch Industrial, based in Wangaratta, Victoria has been awarded a six-year contract to supply, refurbish and recycle ammunition containers. Minister for Defence Industry Melissa Price said: “Pentarch’s system enables containers to be reused, rather than…

NBN is now essentially complete

By Grahame Lynch The National Broadband Network has sailed past its FY2020 volume build completion target of 11.5 million premises one month early. However, communications minister Paul Fletcher has been careful not to claim NBN Co is completely finished, noting that it is now “99 per cent built” and that there are still a small…