INDUSTRY APPOINTMENTS TO LEAD MODERN MANUFACTURING STRATEGY

As part of the Morrison Government’s plan to grow Australian manufacturing and create jobs, five new members have been added to a reinvigorated and newly named Industry Innovation and Science Australia (IISA). DuluxGroup CEO Patrick Houlihan and Woodside Energy’s Lauren Stafford have both been appointed to the Board for three years. Fintech and consumer rights…

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$500,000 SUPPORT FOR CLINICAL TRIAL MANUFACTURING

A first-of-its-kind facility in Brisbane, backed by the Morrison Government, will see Australian start-ups able to manufacture potentially life-changing products for clinical trials here at home. The T3 Cleanrooms at the Translational Research Institute will support the development of new medical technologies and pharmaceuticals – fast-tracking job-creating innovations in Australia. Launching the facility today, Minister…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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