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…

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…

Funding to help tackle killer diseases

The Morrison Government is backing start-ups dedicated to fighting disease, with funding under the Government’s Incubator Support initiative. The Health 10x program will accelerate start-ups whose products and services address non-communicable diseases in areas with growing demand for treatment. Minister for Industry, Science and Technology Karen Andrews said the $295,000 grant will go to the…