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…

Queen’s birthday honours go to manufacturing

Manufacturers and researchers involved in the sector have figured in the Queen’s Birthday 2020 Honours List which recognised 933 Australians this year. The highest honour of Companion in the general division (AC) was awarded to Belinda Hutchinson (pictured), for eminent service to business, tertiary education, and scientific research. Hutchinson is Chairman of defence manufacturer Thales…