Monday, September 3, 2018 Monday, September 3, 2018

Defence Industry Exports

2018-09-06T14:52:27+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|

Applications opened on 3 September for entries in the third edition of the Australian Military Sales Catalogue. Submissions close on 19 October 2018. While the Catalogue has traditionally focused on [...]

Monday, September 3, 2018 Monday, September 3, 2018

Industry conditions: August Australian PMI®

2018-09-06T14:34:59+00:00 September 3rd, 2018|

The Australian PMI® for August 2018 stands at 56.7, up from 52 in July. It has now recorded 23 consecutive months of stable or positive readings, the longest stretch since [...]

Monday, August 27, 2018 Monday, August 27, 2018

Morrison Ministry

2018-10-03T16:15:07+00:00 August 27th, 2018|

Portfolio changes and ministerial appointments in the Morrison Ministry signal significant reframing of policy debates important to the country’s industrial future. The Energy and Environment portfolios have been separated, signalling [...]

Monday, August 27, 2018 Monday, August 27, 2018

Defence Industry Capability Survey

2018-09-06T14:47:54+00:00 August 27th, 2018|

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability will soon be running a nationwide survey of Australian industry. This short survey will be opportunity to tell CDIC what your organisation is capable [...]

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation Report

2018-02-02T12:25:55+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

The Minister for Jobs and Innovation, Sen the Hon Michaela Cash has released yesterday a report entitled “Australia 2030: Prosperity Through Innovation”, that details a strategic plan for the Australian innovation, science and research system out to 2030. The report covers the need for and opportunities from innovation; five elements of a sustainable national innovation system; and a roadmap for implementation.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

2018 Good Design Awards

2018-02-02T12:34:55+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Design and design principles are integral to success in advanced manufacturing. The 60th annual Good Design Australia awards are open for entries until 9 March 2018. The ten design disciplines include awards for product design, awards recognising the role of design in driving business strategy, design for social impact and digital. There is also a new category for engineering.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

Expectations of Manufacturing CEOs in 2018

2018-02-02T12:25:45+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

Manufacturing CEOs say that, on balance, 2017 was the best year in the last five years. Two thirds of them expect 2018 to deliver a better top line result than last year and a little over half expect better profits. The results are in the Ai Group National 2018 CEO Survey of Business Prospects.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

State Advanced Manufacturing Policies and Programs

2018-02-02T12:33:18+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

State governments have shown recent interest in policy frameworks to support advanced manufacturing. They are aimed at encouraging existing industry players to adopt a range of attributes to enhance innovation capacity, international competitiveness and use of advanced technologies. AAMC has summarised the field of policies.

Thursday, February 1, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018

Defence Export Strategy

2018-02-02T08:49:53+00:00 February 1st, 2018|

The Commonwealth Government has announced up to $3.8bn in loan finance and $20 mil annual direct funding to underpin a Defence Export Strategy. The Strategy backs up the aspiration of building a substantial defence export industry off the $200bn defence expenditure program.