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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.

Qld’s push for critical mineral exploration receives $4.6M boost

Queensland companies have secured significant funding totalling $4.6 million earmarked for extensive digging, drilling, sampling, and surveying activities aimed at uncovering new critical mineral deposits across the state.

CIMIC’s Sedgman bolsters critical minerals portfolio with acquisition of MinSol Engineering

Sedgman, a key member of the CIMIC Group, has solidified its position as a comprehensive provider in the critical minerals sector through the acquisition of MinSol Engineering Pty Ltd.

Australian Vanadium achieves 99.9% ultra-high purity vanadium product

Australian Vanadium Limited announced the production of ultra-high purity vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) at greater than 99.9 per cent purity on a pilot scale.

ASM advances rare earths project with US EXIM’s USD 600M support

Australian Strategic Materials Limited announced the reception of a non-binding and conditional Letter of Interest (LoI) from the Export-Import Bank of the United States (US EXIM), outlining a debt funding package of up to USD 600 million (AUD 923 million) for the construction and execution phase of the Dubbo Project, focusing on rare earths and critical minerals.

Applications open for CSIRO’s R&D program to boost SMEs in critical minerals sector

Australia’s national science agency CSIRO is inviting small to medium enterprises (SMEs) in the critical minerals industry to apply for a 10-week online program, which champions innovation accessibility for Australian businesses.

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. 

Minister King heads to North America, Canada for talks on critical minerals

Minister Madeleine King is visiting Canada and the United States from 3 to 8 March to discuss critical minerals essential for supporting eco-friendly technologies.

$40M grant program to bolster Australia’s international critical minerals partnerships

The Australian government has launched a $40 million grant program to bolster the nation's international partnerships for critical minerals.

Queensland Pacific Metals leads Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub project

ASX-listed Queensland Pacific Metals is spearheading the Townsville Energy Chemicals Hub (TECH) project to establish an environmentally sustainable critical minerals refinery within the Lansdown Eco-Industrial Precinct under the Townsville City Council.

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Sydney to spotlight the latest in manufacturing at AMW 2024

With the Australian Manufacturing Week (AMW) 2024 fast approaching, Sydney is set to become the epicentre of groundbreaking innovations in the advanced manufacturing sector.