SEMMA to present at the ​Economics References Committee hearing

November 30, 2021Advocacy, General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  The federal government has highlighted the manufacturing sector as a crucial component of its national COVID-19 economic recovery. Following the announcement of the $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy in late 2020, the $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative provided grants to six key sectors of manufacturing and is likely to be an election issue in… Read More →

Workplace COVID Transmission

September 14, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Victorian health authorities have identified company kitchens / tearooms as a key site for COVID-19 transmission through permitted workplaces, after several cases recently spread in construction and transport break rooms. Victorian COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar observed growing cases out of tearooms as a place where people mix and do not wear masks, as… Read More →

SEMMA Media Release: Welding Skills Short-Course

July 28, 2021Media Releases, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  NEW INDUSTRY-LED WELDING COURSE LAUNCHED TO ADDRESS LOCAL SKILLS SHORTAGE   The South East Melbourne Manufacturers’ Alliance (SEMMA) has received $200,000 of funding from the Federal government to launch an industry-led welding skills short course program, designed to provide a continuity of skills needed for the future of manufacturing. This short course will equip… Read More →

Local Content – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

June 21, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Written by SEMMA CEO, Vonda Fenwick.   The Good. At both the Federal and State levels there are various policies and guidelines for Government procurement which enshrine the intent to support manufacturing, and the economy more broadly, by requiring various levels/percentages of local content. At the federal level, the Commonwealth Procurement Rules (CPR) are… Read More →

Interview with SEMMA President & CEO | ICN Victoria

May 13, 2021General News, Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

ICN Victoria “Fireside Chat” series | SEMMA Interview   We’re proud to present Part 3 of Kate West and Andy Balmain‘s fireside chat with Peter Angelico and Vonda Fenwick. Peter highlights the benefits of long-term expansion in Australian manufacturing, with Vonda underlining the enhanced focus on onshoring since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Andy adds the… Read More →

MEDIA | Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape

May 12, 2021Industry News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Adapting to a fast changing manufacturing landscape   The Australian manufacturing landscape is evolving rapidly. In our article with Manufacturers’​ Monthly, see how two of our members (D&M Auto Industrial Spray Painting and Micro Plastics) – adapted to the departure of automotive passenger vehicle manufacturing and the recent COVID pandemic. Click the link below and… Read More →

SEBN & SEMMA Waste Forums

April 29, 2021General News, SEMMA Updates No Comments

  SEMMA in collaboration with SEBN recently ran two informative Waste Forums in March and April. It was a good opportunity to focus on waste reduction and opportunities to use ‘waste’. SESSION 1 | Tuesday 30 March 2021 The first forum focused on sharing steps already taken by other manufacturers, problems and barriers to waste… Read More →

CEO’s latest media article

April 1, 2021SEMMA Updates No Comments

Check out SEMMA’s latest media article on the benefits of manufacturing collaboration, written by CEO Vonda Fenwick.   Featuring: Nico Adams – Swinburne University of Technology Swinburne Advanced Manufacturing Industry 4.0 Hub Media Partner: Prime Creative Media – Industrial Titles