Battery levy to fund recycling effort

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has authorised the Battery Stewardship Council to establish and operate a levy scheme to stimulate the recycling of batteries other than conventional lead-acid batteries. The BSC plans to bring together companies in the battery supply chain to significantly reduce the volume of toxic batteries being disposed of as waste,…

Composite creatures developed for theme parks

Advanced Composite Structures Australia has developed a number of large-scale animatronic components for one of the world’s leading creators of attractions for large theme parks. The Melbourne company used a resin infusion technique to develop the components for Creature Technology Co., another Melbourne firm that builds life-like animatronics for arena spectaculars, theme parks, exhibitions, stage…

Australia and Japan, trade and industry post Shinzo Abe – by Warren Reed

Australia’s modern industrial structure has been shaped by its symbiotic relationship with Japan. Here Warren Reed, who has an intimate understanding of Australia-Japan relations as a former officer with the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), and who is now a successful novelist, looks at how the departure of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will change the…