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Brown Coal Innovation Australia Chair says ill-informed carbon attitudes risk Australia’s regional future

October 21, 2015 • OpinionComments (0)

As a keynote speaker at the Sustainable Economic Growth for Regional Australia (SEGRA) conference in Bathurst, New South Wales, Brown Coal Innovation Australia (BCIA) chair and prominent environmental consultant, Gerry Morvell warned that “simplistic and ill-informed attitudes towards coal” were jeopardising the significant regional economic

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The global map for manufacturing is being re-drawn – yet again

June 22, 2015 • Media Release, News, Opinion, Products, Sustainability, World NewsComments (0)

By Karen M. Reddington, President, FedEx Express, Asia Pacific Just a few decades ago the buzz was all about ‘off-shoring’ – where manufacturing moved to cheaper cost bases such as China or Latin America. Then came something of a reversal

Automation doesn’t necessarily lead to job loss, says leading Australian manufacturing business CEO

June 19, 2015 • OpinionComments (0)

Dr Herbert Hermens, head of Australian-owned manufacturer Keech, has dismissed the notion that automation will force people out of jobs as unfounded and “alarmist”. Mr Hermens, whose company specialises in making steel castings and wear resistant products

Australian manufacturing must adopt new technologies, knowledge and skills – says AAMC Chairman

June 5, 2015 • OpinionComments (0)

The Chairman of the Australian Advanced Manufacturing Council (AAMC), Mr John Pollaers, has welcomed the Performance of Manufacturing Index, which showed the first expansion in Australian manufacturing activity in six months, stating that one of the best ways

Australia must abandon resource-dependent economic policies and turn to advanced manufacturing, says Dean of UTS Business School

February 25, 2015 • OpinionComments (0)

With the mining boom all but over, its back to reality for Australia, which, riding on the wave of the commodity price hike for so long, squandered a once-in-a-generation chance to reposition its economy for sustainable growth by transiting from a

TUA’s Prof. Barry Burgan points out what troubles Australian manufacturing

May 8, 2014 • OpinionComments (0)

Professor Barry Burgan from Torrens University Australia, (the country’s newest comprehensive University) has written an opinion piece titled “Can Australia Make Things — The Future of Manufacturing?”, highlighting the root of the causes that

Productivity Frontiers : Internet of Things – Industrial Revolution 4

October 12, 2013 • News, OpinionComments (0)

Australian manufacturing has lessons to learn from Germany in enhancing its manufacturing excellence to the next level.  This will include giving an ear to the kind of discourse happening in worldclass manufacturing. Global consulting firm, McKinsey’s