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University of Melbourne PhD student becomes first Australian to receive coveted Marconi Society award

September 24, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

An Electrical and Electronic Engineering PhD student from the University of Melbourne has been awarded the prestigious Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholars Award for 2013, making him the first Australian to receive the honor. Desmond (Ke) Wang, who is in his final year in PhD, was recognized for his specialist work in optical-wireless technology,

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Treasury Wine CEO gets ousted from post; departure underscores need to market Australian wines differently

September 24, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The world’s second largest publicly traded winemaker Treasury Wine Estates Ltd. has announced on Monday that its Chief Executive Officer David Dearie was leaving the company effective immediately. In a statement released on the company’s website Chairman

Visy says new waste-to-energy plant is still a go, with or without government funding

September 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Recycled products manufacturer Visy Group is likely to go ahead with its groundbreaking $300 million project that will turn household garbage into energy despite the Federal Government’s move to slash funding for clean energy projects. The Australian

Australian medical manufacturing industry calls for tax reforms to encourage local production

September 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

Key players in the Australian medical manufacturing industry are calling for tax reforms to boost local production. In an AAP report published on Business Spectator, Barry Thomas, Chief of medical devices maker Cook Medical said tax rewards rather than grants

$29B Wheatstone Project generates more than 600 local jobs in Western Australia

September 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The new $29 billion Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia has created more than 600 local jobs in the State, with about $10 billion in contracts awarded to WA-based businesses. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin announced on Thursday that

Austal chief says Australia needs to work harder at marketing its products internationally

September 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

The head of Australian shipbuilder Austal says lack of government support in Australia would cause them to build defence vessels in their US operations in Alabama. In a report published on West Business, Austal Chief Executive Andrew Bellamy said in the

South Australian food companies report sales growth in local and international markets

September 23, 2013 • NewsComments (0)

A growing demand for food, both in international and local markets, has propelled several food companies in South Australia to hire more people in order to facilitate the strong sales. PerthNow.com.au reports that key players in the SA food industry are