Manufacturing Resources | COVID Lockdown 12 February 2021

February 14, 2021General News, Industry News No Comments

The following advice has been received from the Associate Deputy Secretary, Industry Coordination and Recovery Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. View the slideshow summary of manufacturing restrictions. _____________________________________________________________________________________ I am writing to confirm that, as outlined in the health directions, only essential work premises, that is work premises at which an essential provider operates or… Read More →

Open letter to Premier Gladys Berejiklian & Andrew Constance MP

September 9, 2020Industry News, Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA’s open letter Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian & NSW Transport Minister Andrew Constance   Dear Gladys and Andrew,   Our manufacturing members were very concerned to learn that NSW had purchased nearly a billion dollars of Chinese-made trains, presumably believing that there was no train building capability in NSW. While there may well… Read More →

SEMMA on ABC 774 “The Conversation Hour”

September 7, 2020Industry News, Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

On Monday 7 September 2020, SEMMA CEO Vonda Fenwick appeared on “The Conversation Hour” discussing manufacturing and decentralisation. Listen in or skip to time-frame 48:37. Also featuring Paul Kearsley from City of Greater Dandenong (42:07), highlighting Dandenong as the capital of South-East Melbourne.   Description from ABC website: “Governments have been saying for years that our reliance on Melbourne… Read More →

Dandenong Mask Shortage

August 6, 2020Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

Does your organisation have surplus masks? Dandenong is facing an immediate shortage of disposable face masks. The most vulnerable members of the community are currently at risk, including the homeless, community boarding houses and residents isolating in caravans who currently have no access to PPE. Last week alone approx. 8,000 masks were distributed to the local community… Read More →

SEMMA joins forces with Australian Made

July 9, 2020Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Announcing our new partnership!   SEMMA has joined forces with The Australian Made Campaign (AMCL) to support the continued growth of Australia’s manufacturing sector. We are excited to partner with Australian Made as we work to highlight our products and world-class capabilities. This alliance comes at a time where there has never been more… Read More →

Impact of Job Keeper

June 3, 2020Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  The SEMMA team wishes to thank our members who have taken the time to respond to our recent surveys.  It is only through your participation in our surveys and industry round-table discussions that we are able to accurately convey to our governments at both State and Federal level how the pandemic is impacting manufacturers… Read More →

The Onshore Manufacturing Equation: Price ≠ Total Cost

April 29, 2020Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

Written by SEMMA CEO Vonda Fenwick vonda@semma.com.au   The COVID 19 pandemic has thrown into stark relief the risks associated with supply chains which extend beyond Australia’s borders. Those risks have now been recognized and  the need to on-shore manufacturing  for safety-critical items  – medical equipment and personal protective equipment – to make Australia self-sufficient… Read More →

SEMMA Industry Update #3

March 30, 2020General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

Dear SEMMA Members and network,   We have received member requests for clarification regarding restrictions to workplaces as a consequence of COVID-19. To confirm, there are no specific restrictions upon manufacturing at the time of this communication. Workplaces are, however, asked to adhere to social distancing measures where possible. Employees have also been asked to work from… Read More →

SEMMA Industry Update #2

March 25, 2020General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

Dear SEMMA Members and network,   Businesses worldwide are facing unprecedented times as they are forced to rapidly adapt to the new challenges presented by the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. At the time of this communication, the Federal Government has announced that any workers with the ability to work from home should now do so. To read… Read More →