What will bring manufacturers through COVID-19 – lessons from the GFC

Australian Manufacturing Forum member viewpoint by Kerrie Clarke Last time manufacturing collectively hit a wall was during the 2009 GFC. As author of Manufacturing Skills Australia’s Environmental Scan reports, I monitored the journey over several years. We learnt that without doubt, Australian manufacturers have proven over and again that they know how to put up…

Four bins might help, but to solve our waste crisis we need a strong market for recycled products

By Jenni Downes, Research Fellow, BehaviourWorks Australia (Monash Sustainable Development Institute), Monash University Australia is still grappling with what to do with the glut of recyclable material after China closed most of its market to our recycling in 2018. Now the Victorian government has released the first major change to state recycling policy: a consistent…