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Leon Phillips named as Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance’s inaugural chief

The Australian government has appointed Air Vice-Marshal Leon Phillips as the inaugural chief of Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance (GWEO) Enterprise as part of an effort to bring long-range guided weapons and munitions manufacturing to Australia. 

New $180m contract to bolster Australia’s anti-ship missile capability

The Federal Government has pledged $180 million over the next five years to modernise anti-ship missile defence capabilities on Royal Australian Navy ships.

L3Harris Micreo to manufacture new explosive ordnance disposal robots

The Albanese Government has inked a $46 million contract with Queensland-based L3Harris Micreo to manufacture up to 80 new explosive ordnance disposal robots for Australia’s sailors, soldiers and aviators.  

$4.1b allocated for skills and training to address economic challenges

Skills and Training Minister Brendan O’Connor announced that the Albanese Government is set to invest an additional $3.7 billion for a five-year National Skills Agreement to be negotiated with states and territories, in addition to $400m to support another 300,000 TAFE and vocational education and training (VET) Fee-Free places.

Gov’t pledges $4b over the next four years to advance missile manufacturing in Australia

The Australian Government said it is earmarking $4.1 billion to the purchase of additional long-range attack systems and the manufacture of longer-range munitions in Australia in a push to carry out the Defence Strategic Review's top goals.

Weapons manufacturing among priorities in Australia’s biggest defence overhaul

Developing the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) ability to precisely hit targets at extended ranges and boosting the manufacture of weapons in the country are among the country’s six priority areas in the public version of the Defence Strategic Review released Monday.

Wood manufacturing companies awarded $108 million in grants

The Albanese government announced the successful recipients of the Accelerate Adoption of Wood Processing Innovation grant program, which will share over $108 million in funding, to meet the strong demand for timber products.

Australia urged to match US EV move or risk being labelled as the world’s...

Australia's role as the world's dumping ground for outdated, high-emission vehicles will be reinforced if the Albanese Government does not act quickly to catch up with new fuel efficiency regulations as announced by the Biden Administration today, according to the Electric Vehicle Council.

University of Sydney lists 3 ways to aid $15b National Reconstruction Fund restore...

Transparency, clear priorities, and supporting training and research would help in the Albanese government’s goal “to revive our ability to make world-class products,” says Dr Jarryd Daymond from the University of Sydney Business School.

Massive National Reconstruction Fund Bill gains Senate approval

The Albanese government’s $15 billion National Reconstruction Fund (NRF) is on its way to becoming law after Senate passed the NRF Corporation Bill on Monday. 
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