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31 Aug 2017

PODCAST: Realising the potential of Australia’s manufacturing industry – Diane Edgerton, Direct Edge

While the Australian government has worked closely with small businesses to upskill workers, it still has a long way to go in recognising and investin...
hmas perth
31 Aug 2017
The value of a supporting role
A defence multinational has broken out of the myopic view of the prime v contributing SME role in major defence projects, talking up the often forgot...
direct edge hq
31 Aug 2017
Burnie base no barrier
Direct Edge chief executive Diane Edgerton has talked up the benefits of the firm’s location in the Tasmanian manufacturing hub of Burnie, despite ...
29 Aug 2017
JSF contributer posts loss for FY17
Advanced composites manufacturer Quickstep Holdings has announced $6.7 million net loss for FY2017, despite a 4 per cent increase in sales revenue and...
28 Aug 2017
Prime unveils new CEO
One of Australia’s largest defence businesses has today revealed it has appointed its first female chief executive, effective March 2018. ...
28 Aug 2017
AIR headlines Defence’s shame list
The Department of Defence’s Projects of Concern (PoC) list, colloquially known as ‘the shame list’, is being dominated by AIR projects, with one...
28 Aug 2017
The value of boosting specialist staff skills for SMEs
Direct Edge chief executive Diane Edgerton has flagged the importance of underpinning employees’ specialist manufacturing and engineering skills. ...
25 Aug 2017
Prime partners with SA uni
A leading defence firm has continued expanding its presence in Australia, signing a memorandum of understanding with a South Australian university. ...
25 Aug 2017
University and industry collaboration on track
A soon to be launched organisation will enhance co-operation between defence industry and the vocational sector, said the Defence Teaming Centre’s ...
25 Aug 2017
SME program to manage French military activities
A Victorian based software engineering SME’s flagship solution has reached new heights, with the company signing an agreement with a key supplier ...

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