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PM Anthony Albanese reveals ambitious vision for the Australian manufacturing industry

Anthony Albanese has provided key insights into his pre-budget strategy during a recent speech, announcing plans to introduce the Future Made in Australia Act, a framework aimed at boosting investment, creating jobs, and seizing opportunities in key sectors such as renewable energy, advanced manufacturing, and critical minerals.

German Army to receive over 100 Australian-made armoured vehicles

More than 100 Boxer Heavy Weapon Carrier vehicles will be built at Rheinmetall’s facility in Queensland as part of the Australian government’s defence export agreement with Germany. 

Gov’t launches electric truck fleet to drive manufacturing innovation

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has unveiled a fleet of 43 electric trucks hitting Sydney roads, signalling a significant advancement in the government's "Driving the Nation" program.

Arafura’s rare earths refinery in NT gets $840M federal investment

The Australian government has announced an $840 million investment to construct the country’s first combined rare earths mine and refinery in the Northern Territory. 

Gov’t injects $70M into Townsville’s renewable hydrogen hub

The Australian Government is committing up to $70 million to establish the Townsville Region Hydrogen Hub in North Queensland in a move towards solidifying Australia's position as a renewable energy powerhouse.

South Australia sets export records, surpasses $17.9B in 2023

South Australia has achieved record-breaking export levels, reaching an impressive $17.9 billion for the 12 months ending November 2023.

Minister Husic to promote EV, battery tech cooperation with Indonesia

Minister for Industry and Science Ed Husic is set to visit Indonesia to promote cooperation and collaboration to boost battery technologies and electric vehicle manufacturing in both countries. 

Weld Australia calls out Federal gov’t for ‘sacrificing’ manufacturing for wine

Industry representative Weld Australia has denounced a new recommendation from the Anti-Dumping Commission for tariffs on Chinese wind towers to expire on 16 April 2024— calling it a move that appears to be sacrificing wind towers for wine. 

Australian defence industry backs $20 million aid package for Ukraine

The Australian Government, in collaboration with the local defence industry, announced a further $20 million package of military assistance to Ukraine, including a range of Australian-developed equipment that will contribute to Ukraine's defence efforts.

Australia’s landmark National Skills Agreement to boost sovereign training capabilities

Australia’s National Cabinet has finalised the National Skills Agreement (NSA), which will unlock billions of dollars in investments to build skills and prosperity in Australia. 

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