NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK 2020 TRANSFORMS DURING COVID-19

This year’s National Science Week will embrace the problem-solving spirit of Australia’s science community, with even COVID-19 unable to stop celebrations beginning tomorrow. More than 1100 events are happening across Australia, many of them online, including Australia’s biggest satellite selfie, virtual tours of Great Southern Reef marine life and exploring wildlife in your own backyard…

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BUILDING SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY BONDS WITH THE UNITED STATES

Australia and the United States have strengthened their long and productive collaborative history with a senior-level dialogue on science and frontier technologies. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews, who virtually met with White House officials yesterday, said the two nations were committed to increasing cooperation in science and technology. “There are enormous opportunities…

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SUBMISSIONS SOUGHT ON COVID-19 VACCINE & TREATMENT PRODUCTION

The Morrison Government’s vaccine and treatment strategy is set to take another positive step forward, with the Government putting a call out to local manufacturers as part of our preparations to produce a future vaccine and treatments for COVID-19. The request for information builds on the Government’s $333 million investment in vaccine, treatment and therapeutic…

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NEW FACE MASK TESTING FACILITY OPENS IN MELBOURNE

A new Australian-first testing facility will enable local manufacturers of surgical face masks to fast-track the supply for frontline health workers. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the new CSIRO facility in Melbourne will boost Australia’s sovereign capability to produce essential medical supplies more efficiently and at a lower cost. “The COVID-19…

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LOCALLY MADE VENTILATORS BOOST FIGHT AGAINST COVID-19

Australia’s front line defence against COVID-19 has been bolstered with a group of local manufacturing companies and engineering firms delivering its first invasive ventilators to the National Medical Stockpile. This shipment, and the rest to follow over coming weeks, comes only three months after the Morrison Government reached a $31.3 million agreement with Grey Innovation…

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$22B PROJECT TO POWER THE NT & SINGAPORE GIVEN MAJOR STATUS BOOST

The Morrison Government is helping fast-track Australia’s largest renewable energy infrastructure project which aims to power the Northern Territory and Southeast Asia – injecting billions into our economy and creating thousands of Australian jobs. Major Project Status has been granted to Sun Cable’s proposed Australian-ASEAN Power Link (AAPL) – which would be one of the…

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$10M MISSION TO BUILD FOOD SUPPLY CHAIN RESILIENCE

A $10 million mission has been launched to further secure Australia’s food supply chains and build the agrifood industry’s resilience to shocks. The Morrison Government-backed Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre today launched its Mission Food For Life. The three-year program will bring agrifood businesses, tech companies and the research sector together to develop new data-driven…

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