INDUSTRY CONSORTIUM TO MANUFACTURE 2000 VENTILATORS

A group of Australian manufacturing companies and engineering firms will work together to produce 2,000 invasive ventilators in Australia as part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The Federal Government has reached a $31.3 million agreement with Victorian company Grey Innovation, which is leading an industry consortium to produce the ventilators. Minister for…

CSIRO UPGRADING WORLD CLASS FACILITY TO FIGHT DISEASES LIKE CORONAVIRUS

CSIRO’s work to better understand the virus that leads to COVID-19 and test potential vaccines is being given a substantial boost with a $220 million upgrade of its high containment biosecurity research facility in Geelong. The facility, formerly known as the Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL), has also been renamed the Australian Centre for Disease…

SA COMPANY TO PRODUCE MASKS IN FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

A South Australian packaging manufacturer will begin making millions of surgical masks and respirators from its Adelaide factory in the fight to stop the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The Federal Government and South Australian Government have reached agreement with Detmold Group to produce 145 million masks – 100 million for the National Medical Stockpile…

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…

GOVERNMENT WORKING WITH INDUSTRY ON HAND SANITISER PRODUCTION

The Federal Government is working closely with Australian industry to further ramp up local manufacturing of hand sanitiser amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said manufacturers had already significantly increased their output and more was being done to grow that even further. “I want to stress to Australians that…