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2020-21 Budget – Manufacturing Australia’s future

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In what can be described as a windfall for the manufacturing sector, last night's budget delivered much needed stimulus to the Australian manufacturing sector, as...

Geotech researchers rock and roll with new industry funding and equipment

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An impressive $4-million cash injection from industry marked the beginning of the next phase of research for a large-scale geotechnical project headed up by UQ...

New two-year term for the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador

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Lisa Harvey-Smith, UNSW Professor of Practice in Science Communication, will continue to champion women and girls in STEM. Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith’s appointment as the the...

$1.1 billion investment commences at RAAF Base Tindal

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A planned $1.1 billion program of works at the RAAF Base Tindal has commenced today. This will create hundreds of local jobs while ensuring the...

Snowy 2.0 construction ramps up

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Snowy 2.0 has achieved another important milestone with approval by the Government giving the go-ahead for Snowy Hydro to commence main works. Construction of Australia’s...

Government announces grants $14.8m in grants to help high energy users.

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In a win for high energy using manufacturers and engineering businesses, the Government today announced a grant scheme to support high energy using businesses to...

“The Dish” awarded National Heritage Status

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In a joint media release, The Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Minister for the Environment, The Hon. Karen Andrews MP, Minister for Industry, Science and Technology...

Perseverance: the Mars rover searching for ancient life, and the Aussie scientists who helped build it

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Every two years or so, when Mars passes close to Earth in its orbit around the Sun, conditions are right to launch a spacecraft to...

UNSW to offer world first bachelors degree in quantum engineering

Professor Andrea Morello

UNSW Sydney has introduced the world’s first undergraduate degree in quantum engineering, in response to a growing need for a workforce that can help Australia...

Government invests in Australian made capability for Defence

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In further good news for our defence manufacturing industry, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced the government has placed an order for an additional 8,500...

NASA’s Deep Space Station in Australia Is Getting an Upgrade

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By NASA

Used for communicating with distant spacecraft, a massive radio antenna is being retrofitted to prepare it for a busy future of solar system exploration. The...

Why outer space matters in a post-pandemic world

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With all of the immense challenges we face on Earth this year, space can feel like an afterthought. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the hope of...

Environmental Approval for Snowy Hydro 2.0

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Australia’s largest ever renewable energy project, Snowy 2.0, has been given the green light to create thousands of new jobs and put downward pressure on...

“She should stay at home and look after her husband”. Fellas, we need to chat!

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Written by a concerned father of 2 girls. I want to preface this by saying that I'm not some PC ideologist or a 'lefty pushing...

Who is an engineer? An opinion for International Women in Engineering Day.

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Ask five people you know to name a famous engineer who has helped shape the world we know today. You might get answers such as...

“I want to be an Engineer” – a book to inspire the future of Australian Engineering.

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Whilst looking at ways to increase female participation rates in Engineering, Samantha Dungey's research showed her that overall there is a downturn in school leavers...

SpaceX’s historic launch gives Australia’s booming space industry more room to fly

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At the weekend, Elon Musk’s commercial giant SpaceX launched two NASA astronauts in a spacecraft named Crew Dragon which, from the inside, looked like a...

Trades, Construction Needed to Prop Up Covid Economy

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Peak construction groups from across Australia are calling for renewed stimulus packages to prop up the hard hit property sector which has contracted sharply in...

Australian defence icon begins construction of a new $60m shell forging plant

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Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions (RNM) has begun construction of its shell forging plant, boosting confidence in the Fraser Coast economy as it grapples with the coronavirus...

Coronavirus and engineering: why we need to consult engineers as well as scientists for solutions

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The coronavirus outbreak has shone a bright light on the use of experts and scientific advice. In the UK the prime minister, Boris Johnson, is...

Coronavirus exposes our lack of domestic manufacturing – Bob Katter MP

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Mirroring what Australian Engineers has already reported on; Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, has tonight issued a media release highlighting the problems that we...

Australian Pharmaceutical Manufacturing – a matter of life and death!

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An announcement was made yesterday that mining billionaire Clive Palmer, has decided to fund the manufacture and/or supply of Hydroxychloroquine, a drug that is reportedly...

NSW building certification bill still lets developers off the hook.

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The New South Wales government is struggling to implement building industry reforms recommended by the Shergold-Weir report over two years ago. Developers are home free...

New action plan and data report to advance women in STEM

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The Australian Government is supporting girls and women to participate and engage with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We are working hard to make...

Scott Cam is open to criticism despite thinking differently!

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Opinion by Australian Engineers. Celebrity renovator, Scott Cam, is under fire for comments he made to a Sky News journalist, around his $350,000 taxpayer funded...

Australia needs more engineers. And more of them need to be women!

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Lisa Harvey-Smith, UNSW Engineering skills underpin the functioning of our societies and economies. As we face the global challenges presented by a changing climate, food...

Australia has hundreds of programs to get women into science, but are they working?

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Lisa Harvey-Smith, UNSW Science, technology, engineering and mathematics, collectively known as STEM, are vitally important for keeping Australia competitive in a technology-driven world. But despite...

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