ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SPACE DISCOVERY CENTRE

Construction has officially launched on the Australian Space Discovery Centre and state-of-the-art Mission Control Centre to inspire the next generation of Australia’s space workforce. Located in the innovation precinct of Lot Fourteen in Adelaide, the Australian Space Discovery Centre will showcase interactive space exhibits and a careers hub. Mission Control will provide facilities for space…

AUSTRALIA SECURES ONSHORE MANUFACTURING AGREEMENTS FOR TWO COVID-19 VACCINES

A free COVID-19 vaccine will be available progressively throughout 2021 in Australia, if promising trials prove successful, following a $1.7 billion supply and production agreement between the Australian Government and pharmaceutical companies. Under the agreement, the University of Oxford/AstraZeneca and the University of Queensland/CSL will provide more than 84.8 million vaccine doses for the Australian…

NEW TWO-YEAR TERM FOR WOMEN IN STEM AMBASSADOR

Professor Lisa Harvey-Smith will continue her important work as the Australian Government’s Women in STEM Ambassador for an additional two years. Professor Harvey-Smith has played a central role in the Government’s efforts to encourage girls and women to study and work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) since her appointment as the inaugural Ambassador…

LAUNCHING AUSSIE BUSINESSES INTO SPACE SUPPLY CHAIN

The Morrison Government is rocketing Australian businesses into the space supply chain with $25.7 million to grow their capability, create jobs and take part in NASA’s inspirational mission to travel to the Moon and Mars. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the Supply Chain Capability Improvement grants will fuel opportunities for local…

SALT AND POTASH PROJECT A BOOST TO REGIONAL WA JOBS

The Morrison Government is helping strengthen supply chains that will make Australian industry more resilient, with Major Project Status granted to a mineral processing facility in Western Australia that will create hundreds of jobs. BCI Minerals’ Mardie Salt and Potash Project, located about 100km south-west of Karratha, is expected to produce more than 4 million…

NEW DEAL SECURES POTENTIAL COVID-19 VACCINE FOR EVERY AUSTRALIAN

Australians will be among the first in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, if it proves successful, through an agreement between the Australian Government and UK-based drug company AstraZeneca. Under the deal, every single Australian will be able to receive the University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine for free, should trials prove successful, safe and…