Coronavirus lessons from past crises: how WWI and WWII spurred scientific innovation in Australia

In the wake of COVID-19, we’re seeing intense international competition for urgently-needed supplies including personal protection equipment and ventilators. In Australia, this could extend to other critical imports such as pharmaceuticals and medicines. And when our manufacturing sector can’t fill unexpected breaks in supply chains, we all face risk.

A new deal plan for manufacturing – now is the time for a Circular Economy in the manufacturing industry

Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing has welcomed comment on any topic relevant to Australian manufacturing now and into the future. Today, Anna Minns reminds us that the circular economy movement should not be forgotten.   There is a pool in London that has been used by recreational swimmers since…

A new deal plan for manufacturing – supporting a transforming and vital industry by Alex Kingsbury

Our campaign to crowd source a new deal plan for manufacturing post Covid-19 moves onwards. Alex Kingsbury discusses how our advanced manufacturers have responded to necessity in the current crisis, and how we can encourage a flexible and sophisticated manufacturing sector into the future.