Volvo Trucks’ has launched two new all-electric trucks. The first was the Volvo FL Electric. The second is called Volvo FE Electric which is designed for city use and refuse transport operations with gross weights of up to 27 tonnes. Sales will commence in Europe in 2019. The Volvo FE Electric is a refuse truck … Continue reading “Volvo Trucks’ Launch of Electric Trucks”
The Federal Government has released the 2018-19 Budget announcing a deficit at $14.5bn for 2018-19, improved from the $21.4bn deficit expected at the time of the last Budget. The deficit for 2017-18 is expected to be $18.2bn, again improved from the $29.4bn deficit expected last year. The Budget bottom line has been improved by a … Continue reading “Federal Budget Explained”
When 15-year-old Angelina Arora started investigating bioplastics almost two years ago, she never imagined her investigations would earn her world-wide attention. Now, Angelina and her shrimp bioplastic will be representing Australia at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania alongside over 1,800 high school students from 75 countries, regions, and territories. … Continue reading “Australian Representative at the ISEF”
Amazon has announced a new fulfilment centre in Moorebank. The 43,000 square metre facility provides easy access to the M5 and M7 motorways. This facility builds on the capabilities of their first centre in Dandenong South in Melbourne. The Sydney fulfilment centre is planned to start operations in the second half of 2018.
The Federal and New South Wales Government have signed a Bilateral Agreement which makes way for commencement of works on an inland railway. NSW is the second state to sign up to the project after Victoria. Construction for the Parkes to Narromine section will commence in the coming months. There will be new sections of … Continue reading “Government Agreement for Inland Railway”
National Manufacturing Week is on this week at Sydney’s Olympic Park – the showcase of the latest technology and equipment. Chamber president Craig Hingston will be visiting tomorrow and meeting up with our friends at the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Institute (AMTIL). Admission is free.
The 2018 edition of the Australian Energy Resources Assessment (AERA) shows domestic and international demand for Australia’s energy resources continues to rise and the energy mix is changing. There is good potential for further growth of the non-renewable resource base through new discoveries. Identified resources of crude oil, condensate and liquefied petroleum gas are more … Continue reading “Increasing Demand for Australia’s Energy Sources”
The Australian manufacturing sector has started Q2 on a solid note, with the Commonwealth Bank Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) running above average in April. The PMI stepped up by 1.1 points in April to 55.5 from 54.3 in March. Business conditions improved with acceleration in production growth. The rise in new business was attributed … Continue reading “Increase in Australian PMI”
Victoria’s manufacturing industry is doing well despite the demises of the car industry with new figures showing the state government’s $120 million investment in manufacturing has created more than 5,000 jobs and is driving $1.4 billion in private investment from manufacturers. This news has come out at the same time as reports that the Australian … Continue reading “Good News for Victoria… But What About NSW?”
Supported by the Commonwealth Government, the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) is calling for Australian manufacturers to submit their project ideas, with the new $4 million Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund (AMESRF) to help take their concepts to the next level. The fund will run from 2017/2018 to 2020/2021 with up to $1 million … Continue reading “Advanced Manufacturing Early Stage Research Fund”