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Fortescue CEO Nev Power to step down in early 2018

September 18, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Fortescue Chief Executive, Nev Power, is stepping down after seven years at the helm of the world’s fourth largest iron ore producer. Mr Power, who was appointed Chief Executive Officer in July 2011, will hand over the reins on 16 February 2018, having navigated the company through a highly successful but turbulent period including the …

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New $18 million biorefinery to generate more than 300 jobs in Qld

September 18, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

Queensland-based biohub developer Utilitas is looking to transform the soon-to-be-retired Bundaberg East Wastewater Treatment Plant into a world-class biorefinery that will convert waste from the Bundaberg Rum Distillery into green electricity. The project,

Leading driverless vehicle manufacturer to set up shop in Adelaide

September 15, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

French self-driving vehicle manufacturer Navya has signed an agreement with the South Australia State Government to establish an Asia-Pacific manufacturing facility in Adelaide. The company, which currently has manufacturing operations in Lyon, France and

Qld pet treats manufacturer sets sights on lucrative Japanese market

September 14, 2017 • Grants, NewsComments (0)

Sunshine Coast pet treats manufacturer Huds and Toke has expanded its business overseas thanks to an Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas grant of close to $90,000. The company, which started off as a family business in 2013, launched its rapidly expanding pet

Gipssland Solar secures Government backing to expand its business

September 14, 2017 • Grants, NewsComments (0)

Gippsland Solar and seven other local Gippsland companies have received grants from the Victorian Government’s $10 million Latrobe Valley Economic Facilitation Fund (LVEFF) to grow their businesses. Gippsland Solar is the largest supplier and installer of

Victoria Announces Blueprint For Creating Manufacturing Jobs Of The Future

September 13, 2017 • Grants, NewsComments (0)

Boosting manufacturing, creating highly skilled jobs and helping business grow is the new strategy announced by the Andrews Labor Government today. Minister for Industry and Employment Wade Noonan joined manufacturers in Dandenong to unveil Advancing

New CSIRO-developed AI technology to help prevent blindness from diabetes

September 13, 2017 • NewsComments (0)

CSIRO has developed an innovative eye-screening technology that could help prevent blindness in the 1.7 million Australians living with diabetes. Developed in Perth, this artificial intelligence-driven technology enables GPs to test diabetic patients for