Minister for Industry, Science and Technology, Karen Andrews, will open the conference with a virtual keynote address on Tuesday, 20 October at 11am, to outline the government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy announced as part of the 2020-21 Budget. The strategy will see the government invest $1.5 billion in initiatives and projects that help Australian manufacturers to scale … Continue reading Minister Andrews to open Industry 4.0 Advanced Manufacturing Forum
Around $14 billion worth of Federal Budget measures could see a Senate blockade, according to analysis by The Australian. Five of the proposed measures are currently under question. These include the 2.5 per cent Medicare levy, random drug testing of welfare recipients, changes to university fees and HECS repayments, changes to school funding, and the … Continue reading $14bn worth of budget measures in doubt
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s 2015 National Innovation and Science Agenda was a call to arms for Australia’s research and industry sectors to collaborate and drive our economy. One and a half years on, you’d be excused for thinking a few pages of notes were missing from Budget 2017. Specifically no comment was made about the … Continue reading Budget 2017: a glimmer of support for innovation and advanced manufacturing
The Weatherill government and Nick Xenophon believe that South Australia was deliberately slighted in this year’s Federal Budget. The politicians have suggested the Liberal Party purposefully excluded SA from infrastructure spending because the state voted Labor in the last election. According to Senator Nick Xenophon, SA would have been far worse off had he not made … Continue reading SA snubbed in Federal Budget, politicians claim
The federal budget will include a $100 million fund for manufacturers to diversify and expand their businesses, in the wake of the death of Australian car manufacturing. Primarily, the money is aimed at South Australian and Victorian manufacturing bases, and will be used to boost innovation, according to Industry Minister Arthur Sinodinos. The minister said the … Continue reading Manufacturing to receive $100M in federal budget
Taxi drivers often ask me what I do for a living, and when I say I work for CSIRO, they get animated and show they know and love us.
Australia’s manufacturing sector remains in contraction, according to the Australian Industry Group’s PMI, released this morning.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) says the decision to suspend funding to Commercialisation Australia will adversely affect the local start-up sector.
Dick Honan, the owner of ethanol producer Manildra Group, has said that a cut to subsidies would lead to the closure of Manildra’s Bomaderry factory.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has said that the federal budget, to be delivered tonight, should invest in manufacturing and protect Australian jobs.
Raytheon Australia has blamed cuts to defence spending for the loss of 5000 manufacturing jobs.
Manufacturing industry groups are calling on the government to inject more funds in to the sector, following a tough start to the year with various redundancies and factory closures announced.