It has been one hell of year where Australia dodged the worst of a terrible pandemic, but one which had a silver lining of focusing on the strategic nature of manufacturing in protecting and securing the population.
There has been progress in industry policy, defence and other advanced manufacturing areas have shone, and it has been a year of effort and achievement by the hundreds of great companies and technology developers reported on in @AuManufacturing.
Our new deal plan for manufacturing, crowd sourced from readers and AMF members in the first half of the year, was submitted to the manufacturing taskforce of the National COVID-19 Coordination Commission and, we believe, given due consideration.
In short, 2020 was a year when the sector was challenged to lift its sights, and responded.
It has now been two years since we launched the Forum’s @AuManufacturing news site, so we are taking a break.
We hope you have enjoyed our brand of ethical manufacturing journalism, one which unlike our competitors, does not publish paid advertising material disguised as editorial.
See you in January with more good news stories, industry leader and AMF member viewpoints, and analysis and insights by our editors.
And how better to celebrate than with Australian tinsel made by Tinsel Werks in Geelong, Victoria (pictured).
– Brent Balinski and Peter Roberts, founders @AuManufacturing and Australian Manufacturing Forum.
Picture: Party Werks
Subscribe to our free @AuManufacturing newsletter here.