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Austal kicks off PPB-R sea trials

August 14, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Austal has announced the commencement of sea trials for the first Guardian Class, Pacific Patrol Boat. Austal, which landed the $334 million  Pacific Patrol Boat (PPB-R) contract in May 2016, is to deliver 21 vessels to 13 Pacific Island nations from late 2018 to 2023 as part of the Commonwealth’s Pacific Maritime Security Program (PMSP). The …

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New Go Local Dairy campaign launched in Queensland

August 14, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

The Queensland Government and Industry have joined forces to launch a new state-wide promotional campaign that celebrates Queensland dairy farmers as the ‘Cream of Australia’. Minister for Employment and Small Business Shannon Fentiman yesterday

Silanna to establish advanced manufacturing research facility on the University of Adelaide campus

August 14, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Brisbane based advanced manufacturer Silanna Group has partnered with the University of Adelaide to develop new world-leading products through the engineering of new and innovative semiconductor technology. The new partnership will see Silanna set up a

Vossloh to acquire concrete rail sleeper manufacturer Austrak

August 13, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Leading global rail infrastructure specialist Vossloh has announced that it will acquire Laing O’Rourke’s concrete rail sleeper manufacturing specialist Austrak. Austrak designs and manufactures pre-stressed concrete sleepers, bearers and associated

University of Sydney joins Airbus Global University Partner Programme

August 13, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies has become the only Aussie university to be part of the renowned Airbus Global University Partner Programme that provides students with the best possible insights into the

Australian and NZ businesses trailing behind their global counterparts in digital transformation race

August 10, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Just 17% of Australian and New Zealand businesses are digitally mature enough to build disruptive business models at scale compared to a global cohort of 22%, a new study has found. Carried out by global consulting and technology leader Infosys, this digital

More than 1,000 local companies line up for work on Australia’s Future Submarine Program

August 10, 2018 • NewsComments (0)

Over one thousand local businesses have formally registered their interest to participate in the Future Submarine Program, according to Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne. The $50 billion Future Submarine Program, which is expected to generate an