TRANSCRIPT Interview – ABC Gold Coast Breakfast

Topics: Parliament sitting, border restrictions, COVID misinformation E&OE: Tom Forbes: Travel restrictions, quarantine, the pandemic is a real spanner in the works for anyone who usually travels interstate for work or for personal reasons. Nicole Dyer: And one group of frequent travellers are of course our federal politicians. Tom Forbes: Queensland Health chief officer has…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – ABC RN Breakfast with Fran Kelly

Topics: COVID-19 vaccine, science jobs E&OE: Fran Kelly: The Russian Government’s fast-tracked approval of a COVID-19 vaccine certainly raised eyebrows around the world, but the race is on to find a vaccine and then roll it out. And here in Australia, the Federal Government this week called on Australian companies with the capacity to manufacture…

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TRANSCRIPT Doorstop – Gold Coast

Topics: COVID-19 vaccine request for information, aviation industry, COVIDSafe app and personal protective equipment E&OE: Karen Andrews: The health and safety of Australians is the Morrison Government’s number one priority. We have been searching for a number of months now for vaccine candidates so that we are able to deal with this COVID crisis. We…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – ABC AM

Topics: New Australian mask testing facility, manufacturing strategy, Victorian supply chains E&OE: Sabra Lane: The Federal Industry Minister is reassuring us there’s no need to panic buy despite business group’s warning that there could be issues with supply chains now that Victoria’s six-week lockdown is in place. Karen Andrews has been regularly talking with key…

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TRANSCRIPT Doorstop – Gold Coast

Topics: CRC-P Round 9 recipients, Palace letters and COVID-Safe app E&OE: Karen Andrews: Research and development is incredibly important for Australians and for the Australian economy. One of the ways that the Government can actually support research and development and engagement between industry and researchers is through the Cooperative Research Centre Projects, CRCPs. So today,…

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Transcript – National Press Club Address Q&A

Topics: coronavirus, Australian manufacturing, supply chains E&OE Sabra Lane: Thank you Karen Andrews in delivering your first National Press Club address. As you point out, Australia has experienced a major disruption in global supply chains here and it’s been a wakeup call for businesses, and we appear to be paying a price for leading the…

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TRANSCRIPT Interview – Channel 7

Topic: Coronavirus vaccine, local manufacturing E&OE: Jennifer Bechwati: So, a brief outline of the vaccine run that you have planned? Karen Andrews: So we are being very proactive as the Government and looking for the opportunities for us to scale-up to manufacture any vaccine that is developed for COVID-19. So clearly it’s probably a number…

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