Increased flexibility for production of hand sanitiser to bolster supplies

The Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has cut the red tape on the manufacturing of hand sanitiser, whilst maintaining strict safety requirements, to bolster supply in Australia. Currently, there is high demand for hand sanitiser in Australia’s health care system and hospital networks – particularly in rural and regional parts of the country. The…

Tech sector & Government back Australian businesses during COVID-19

The Morrison Government welcomes the launch of a new website brought together by the technology sector to support Australian businesses with staff working remotely during the COVID-19 outbreak. Australian Business Continuity – by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and its technology partners – provides free practical tools to support the continuity of Australia’s small-to-medium…

RESEARCH TO MAKE CONSTRUCTION CHEAPER & SAFER

Making construction in Australia cheaper, without compromising safety or quality, will be the focus of two new industry led research centres being backed by the Morrison Government. The Building 4.0 CRC will receive $28 million in government support, while the SmartCrete CRC will get $21 million to reduce the cost of concrete and improve productivity.…

INCREASING DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING DURING COVID-19

The Federal Government is working with local industry to increase domestic production of medical protective equipment such as surgical face masks, sanitizer, goggles and gowns amid the outbreak of COVID-19. Med-Con Pty Ltd – a manufacturer near Shepparton in regional Victoria – has increased production with the support of the Government and the Australian Defence…

BOOST FOR FEMALE FOUNDED STARTUPS

The Morrison Government is backing female entrepreneurs to grow their ideas and create jobs for all Australians, with an $18 million funding program opening today. The Boosting Female Founders Initiative will provide grants to women with start-ups that need support to grow. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the program is designed…

NEXT-GEN ENERGY TECHNOLOGY PROJECTS GET GREEN LIGHT

The Morrison Government is investing in the future of energy innovation by backing new technology projects that harness opportunities from our deepest oceans to outer space. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said $344,000 would be provided to support two new industry-led collaboration projects through National Energy Resources Australia (NERA), one of the…