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Clean technology innovator 5B has received $14 million in funding from Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) to accelerate the automation of its innovative utility scale solar array, 5B Maverick. The funding contributes to a $33.4 million project that will result in a high volume, scalable and predominantly automated manufacturing line at the company’s headquarters in Mascot, Sydney.Launched in 2017, the 5B Maverick is a modular, prefabricated solar array that can be built and pre-wired in...
Facility planners and operators are keenly aware of heightened demand for regulated access to food preparation, processing and despatch facilities within factories where many...
A UNIQUE CASTOR BY TENTE, THE ANIKA EVO IS RECYCLEABLE AND NON TOXICWith the surge in consumer demand for more and more sustainable products, Tente Castors & Wheels have...
AUSJET / ADVCA are applauding Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the National Cabinet in the decision to change close contact rules and isolation exemptions for the energy...

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Latest magazine

Editorial

A once-a-century pandemic has confronted the nation with its toughest challenges since World War II...
It’s been a pleasure to fill in at Industry Update for this issue. Amid a sea of media focusing on...

Industry Voice

Facility planners and operators are keenly aware of heightened demand for regulated access to food preparation, processing and despatch facilities within factories where many people are working in close proximity or in closed environments.
There is an expanded awareness of potential physical and...

Safety in the workplace

While we’ve all been preoccupied with wearing masks, elbow-bumping and staggering entrances, some of the more fundamental aspects of work health and safety may have become less of a focus.
Work health and safety (WHS) – sometimes called occupational health and safety (OH&S) – involves the...
Independent Consultant Alan Lewis and Mark Collins from A-SAFE Australasia Pty Ltd, supplier of polymer safety barriers, talk about their joint project with the booming appliance company.
The growth of Winning Appliances has been astronomical in recent years, which meant they needed large...
A leading grower and producer of premium vegetables in Australia, Velisha Farms has long been a class act in business and the community. It should come as no surprise then that Managing Director, Catherine Velisha, has stepped up to become a safety ambassador for Worksafe Victoria.
Ms Velisha...

Australian Made

AUSTRALIAN MADE
Following Enmin’s recent relocation to a larger factory, the company has expanded its range of services with a dedicated electrical services division...
AUSTRALIAN MADE
An Australian pot plant glider has been recognised with a prestigious 2021 Australian Good Design Award for Design Excellence in the category of ‘...
Ron Smyth, Group Manager Director at Wood Tech (left); Col Rogers, 91-year-old founder of Rogers Industries (right)
AUSTRALIAN MADE
The Wood Tech Group, Brisbane-based national supplier of woodworking and stone processing equipment, has acquired Rogers Industries, a specialist...

Business & Finance

Industry Expert
By St.George Bank The global pandemic has triggered the age of transformation for Australia’s...
Industry Expert
Brothers Dan and Tim Murphy, together with Stephen Flannery and Dominic Neate, are all stakeholders...

Education and Training

Reopening skilled migration to supplement Australia’s talent pool will be crucial to securing the enormous pipeline of projected growth in the resources and energy industry.
“Today’s announcement on...
Whilst there is a chronic trade skill shortage impacting most industries, Kaishan Australia has taken on the enormous commitment to implement an ongoing, specialised skills training program that...
Chasing an unpaid account during a global pandemic? Awkward! Thankfully, Innovate Learn came to the rescue
Being on the front line in a customer service role can be rewarding, but it can also be...
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Manufacturers, union leaders and peak bodies identified skills development priorities essential to building sovereign capability and economic growth in a report presented to the Australian Government...

Industry Politics

It is a privilege to take up my role as Industry Minister during an exciting time in Australian manufacturing. 
I believe that Australian manufacturing has a significant opportunity to grow a resilient, globally competitive...
Australia’s comparatively strong position emerging from covid-19 would not have been possible without the exemplary performance of its businesses. The government needs to guarantee they will not be punished for their...
Australia has always been the home of manufacturing. Fifty years ago, Australia manufactured everything from washing machines and fridges to cars and steel.
Fast-forward to today, Australia ranks last in manufacturing self-...