PATENTS SYSTEM REVIEW TO SUPPORT SMALL AND MEDIUM BUSINESS INNOVATION

The Morrison Government is continuing to support innovation in small and medium sized businesses with the launch today of a review into Australia’s patents system. The review will consider the accessibility for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), as part of the Government’s commitment to ensuring our intellectual property framework supports the needs of smaller businesses.…

HOLDEN AGREES TO NEGOTIATE IN GOOD FAITH

The Morrison Government welcomes GM Holden’s guarantee to negotiate with car dealers in good faith, after its decision to withdraw from the Australian market. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said today’s commitment from GM Holden to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is positive progress toward a fair compensation package for dealers…

MATCHMAKING PLATFORM TO BOOST LOCAL MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAINS

Australian businesses wanting to play their part in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have greater access to potential partners and customers thanks to an industry matchmaking site backed by the Morrison Government. Developed by the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), the COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register will bring together manufacturers, suppliers and customers…

NATIONAL INNOVATION GAMES GO VIRTUAL TO TACKLE COVID-19 CHALLENGES

The Federal Government’s National Innovation Games are going virtual, with a series of events focussed on addressing challenges stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The first virtual event today will bring together students, clinicians, academics and businesses online to investigate healthcare services for all South Australians. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said thanks…

BACKING AUSSIE MANUFACTURERS TO MODERNISE

The Morrison Government is backing Australian manufacturers to modernise how they do business, with critical investment in small and medium sized businesses in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. 200 projects worth more than $215 million dollars are being supported through the Manufacturing Modernisation Fund (MMF). The Federal Government is contributing $48.3 million. Minister for…

AUSSIE MANUFACTURERS UNITE TO PRODUCE EMERGENCY HOSPITAL BEDS

A group of four Australian-owned and operated manufacturers has teamed up with an international medical technology company and is drawing on local supply chains to manufacture emergency hospital beds in response to COVID-19. Demonstrating the power of Aussie innovation and collaboration, the Australian Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC) has helped facilitate the partnership between…

VICTORIAN COMPANY TO PRODUCE THOUSANDS OF LOCALLY-MADE GOWNS

A family-owned Victorian business is the first Australian manufacturer to pivot and produce thousands of medical grade surgical gowns for frontline workers in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Clets Linen & Co Pty Ltd, which normally specialises in linen and garments for hospitality and other industries, will provide 3,750 disposable isolation gowns to the…