Eleven SMEs share defence grants

Eleven Australian businesses have received a total of nearly $5 million to help them to grow defence industry capability under the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priority Grants programme. Defence industry minister Melissa Price said: “Queensland-based Cyborg Dynamics Engineering is developing a robotic unmanned ground vehicle. “Their grant funding will be used to fund the project’s design,…

QLD named WEF Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Queensland’s $20 billion manufacturing sector has achieved recognition by the World Economic Forum as an Advanced Manufacturing Hub. In a statement over the weekend, manufacturing minister Cameron Dick said this recognised the ingenuity and potential of Queensland’s sixth biggest sector, which was currently standing tall to address to Covid-19 pandemic. “We’re seeing distillers making sanitiser, plastics…

Protectionist push uninteresting to advanced manufacturer

Australia and other nations are rethinking their supply chains. Brent Balinski spoke to ANCA co-founder Pat Boland about what re-localisation means to a company that exports nearly all of what it makes.   There’s a momentum here and abroad behind strengthening manufacturing as part of the pandemic response. It’s hard to witness the urgent ramping…