APPOINTMENTS TO THE CSIRO BOARD

Previous Australian of the Year Professor Michelle Simmons will help steer Australia’s national science agency, with the quantum physicist among a series of appointments to the CSIRO board. Professor Simmons has been appointed for five years. Chairman David Thodey AO has been reappointed Chairman of the Board for 12 months. Kathryn Fagg AO has been…

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…

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…

World-first marine heatwave research

World-first research funded by the Morrison Government is paving the way for a critical forecasting service that could provide warnings of marine heatwaves months in advance. Minister for Environment Sussan Ley said the $300,000 joint research project by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, was an important step towards providing Australia’s marine industries with advanced…

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…

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…