SUPPORT FOR JOB-CREATING MANUFACTURING STRATEGY

Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews has welcomed the overwhelmingly positive support for the Morrison Government’s Modern Manufacturing Strategy. “Our almost $1.5 billion investment is sending a signal here at home and to the world that not only is Australia open for business, but we mean business,” Minister Andrews said. “We’re putting our…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – 4BC Breakfast with Neil Breen

Topics: Modern Manufacturing Strategy, Queensland border closures E&OE: Neil Breen: Just as JobKeeper is being wound down, the Morrison Government’s JobMaker plan is being cranked up. Today, some of the details are being unveiled with a $1.5 billion plan to transform Australia’s manufacturing industry. We know we’ve let manufacturing slide; it’s time to build it…

AUSTRALIA AFFIRMS ROLE IN WORLD’S LARGEST TELESCOPE

Australia is another step closer to helping create the world’s largest radio telescope, which will allow further exploration of the universe while creating jobs in Western Australia and growing the economy. Australia has today ratified the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Observatory Convention. Under the Convention, WA will host 130,000 antennas and South Africa the 200…

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…