Adelaide Now – Fix frigate issues or risk missing the boat

Call for new authority to oversee $45bn shipbuilding project FORMER state defence minister Martin Hamilton- Smith says concerns about the reliability and performance of the Future Frigates being built by BAE Systems are “very worrisome’’ and there is a chance South Australia could “lose the lot’’ if problems are not ironed out. The Australian reported…

CyberSecurity Connect – Building sovereign resilience into Australian technology supply chains

Jason Van der Schyff, COO of technology company SoftIron, explains how Australia can build sovereign resilience into its critical technology infrastructure. Australian supply chains, and the IT technology “stacks” on which they rely, are increasingly becoming a target for cyberattacks that aim to exploit the vertical to gain access to sensitive data, systems and devices.…

Local battery industry a no-brainer, urgent review needed

A report by industrial manufacturing experts has concluded Australia needs an urgent 100-day review of its supply chains to identify gaps in sovereign manufacturing capabilities because economic opportunities are going begging in areas that include battery mineral value-adding. See the full article on the Australian Financial Review:

Report: manufacturing self-sufficiency levels leave us “precariously dependent” – AUManufacturing

A new report carried out by Flinders University researchers for the Australian Sovereign Capability Alliance has said the nation lacks a proper national strategy around capability, and recommends a 100-day review of supply chains. See the full article on the AUManufacturing website here:

COVID exposed Australia’s industrial weakness

Australia’s capacity to manufacture essential goods is the lowest in the developed world, a new report shows. The report, into Australia’s sovereign capability, shows how the arrival of COVID-19 exposed manufacture and supply problems caused by almost thirty years of deindustrialisation. The report, by the Australian Industrial Transformation Institute, and commissioned by the recently formed…