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 →

SEMMA Newsletters | 2020

December 19, 2020SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Catch up on our exclusive previous content from 2020! February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020 August 2020 September 2020 October 2020 November 2020 December 2020

SEMMA Christmas Update | 2020

December 17, 2020SEMMA Updates No Comments

  Thank you from SEMMA The SEMMA Board and staff wish to thank all our members, partners and network for their continued support throughout 2020. This has been a year of unprecedented challenges which have impacted us all, however we are pleased to see signs of recovery and members of our Manufacturing community thriving, innovating… Read More →

Federal Government Advocacy

September 23, 2020SEMMA Updates No Comments

Recently, SEMMA met with Tim Wilson MP to discuss investment proposals to assist Australian manufacturers. During that meeting, Mr Wilson agreed to refer on a submission from SEMMA to the Federal government. The submission covered several proposals including something along the lines of the dollar for dollar Manufacturing Modernisation Fund, however, with the added incentive to invest in… Read More →

CEO Update: SEMMA’s Recent Advocacy

September 21, 2020SEMMA Updates No Comments

On behalf of the SEMMA team, we wish to thank to our manufacturing members who made the time to respond to our recent “Covid Impact”, “Jobkeeper” and “SEMMA Snapshot” surveys. Your input is invaluable in our advocacy work on your behalf and we really appreciate the time taken to provide the information to us. Your… 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 →