$41.7 million boost to commercialise lifesaving medical discoveries

An innovative nasal treatment to fight COVID-19, common colds and flu is being taken to the next stage of testing, thanks to the Morrison Government’s $500 million Biomedical Translation Fund. Developed by Australian biotech company Ena Respiratory, INNA-051 works by stimulating the innate immune system, the first line of defence against the invasion of pathogens…

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…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – Sunrise

Topics: COVID-19 vaccine E&OE: Natalie Barr: Well the Government has struck two coronavirus vaccine deals. They’ll give Australia access to potential treatments from both the University of Queensland and Oxford University. Both vaccines are in advanced stages of testing. The agreements are worth $1.7 billion, and would secure around 85 million doses which would be…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – Peter Gleeson, Across Australia, Sky News on WIN

Topics: Mask production and testing facility, food supply chains and country of origin food labelling review. E&OE: Peter Gleeson: Many are concerned Victoria’s tough new restrictions on Australia’s industries could lead to a nationwide food shortage as the state battles it’s deadly second coronavirus wave. The Government has ramped up domestic manufacturing in essential medical…

AUSTRALIAN RE-MADE – BACKING LOCALLY MADE GOODS

Australians are being reminded of the value of buying home-grown products, with a new ad campaign launching today to promote Australian Made. Australian Made Campaign Limited’s multi-media campaign will help local manufacturers and brands to capitalise on a renewed interest in their products. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the campaign reflects…

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…