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NSW announces advanced manufacturing hub in Sydney's west

04 October, 2019

The NSW Government has announced the approval of a major industrial estate at Kemps Creek in Western Sydney, earmarked for advanced manufacturing.


Government announces 2019 offshore petroleum exploration releases

02 August, 2019

The Australian Government has announced the 2019 Offshore Petroleum Acreage Release, comprising 64 areas, the largest since 2000.


Ai Group praises AEMC for acting on call for reform

22 July, 2019

The Australian Industry Group has welcomed the AEMC's proposed changes to energy rules, rewarding industrial energy users for cutting peak demand.


Queensland opens more LNG leases for local supply

03 June, 2019

New joint venture approved to seek gas for supply to local Australian manufacturers.


Qld Government quietly creates CSG no-go zone near Chinchilla

27 May, 2019

CSG wells already in operation in a 10 km no-go zone around the site of one of the state's worst environmental contaminations.


Battery material prospecting popular in WA

24 May, 2019

Nearly a third of successful applicants in the latest round of state-funded exploration grants are hoping to discover battery materials.


Cameco receives uranium mine approval under challenging conditions

26 April, 2019

The approval of the Yeelirrie uranium project in Western Australia is not without controversy and may be impacted by an adverse market.


Victoria to trial automated vehicles on country roads

24 January, 2019

Automated vehicle technology will be tested in rural Victoria this year in the first on-road trial approved under a new permit scheme.


AMMA report calls for flexible regulation for future work

03 December, 2018

Australian Resources and Energy Group AMMA has released a report sparking a fresh debate on workplace regulation.


Queensland opens up domestic gas for manufacturing

23 November, 2018

The Queensland Government has opened up gas fields for exploration on the basis that the supply will be only for local manufacturing customers.


NERA launches environmental reference case website

28 May, 2018

The online portal aims to improve the environmental approvals process by reducing regulatory burden and increasing the flow of information.


Australian space agency has potential to grow economy and research

10 May, 2018

It is predicted that the space industry could be worth more than $3.5 trillion within three decades.


Politicians' short memories? Frydenberg announces fuel security review

08 May, 2018 by Glenn Johnson, Editor

On 7 May, Josh Frydenberg announced a liquid fuel security review. Is this a groundhog day moment?


Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce signs collaboration agreement with Germany

11 May, 2017

Australia and Germany are building a stronger collaboration on Industry 4.0.


ACCC concerned that gas shortages are likely to make manufacturing impossible

14 March, 2017

The chairman of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has said that domestic gas prices are "making it extremely difficult, if not impossible" for some manufacturers to continue operating.


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