GROWING AUSTRALIA’S PPE CAPABILITY

The Morrison Government is strengthening Australia’s sovereign capability to produce essential medical supplies, with support for innovative companies to manufacture the materials needed to make Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Kestrel Manufacturing are receiving $495,000 to assist in its production of filter materials used in both surgical and P2 masks. Clets Linen are receiving $213,000 to…

MATCHMAKING PLATFORM TO BOOST LOCAL MANUFACTURING SUPPLY CHAINS

Australian businesses wanting to play their part in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic will have greater access to potential partners and customers thanks to an industry matchmaking site backed by the Morrison Government. Developed by the Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre (AMGC), the COVID-19 Manufacturer Response Register will bring together manufacturers, suppliers and customers…

Increased flexibility for production of hand sanitiser to bolster supplies

The Australian Government Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) has cut the red tape on the manufacturing of hand sanitiser, whilst maintaining strict safety requirements, to bolster supply in Australia. Currently, there is high demand for hand sanitiser in Australia’s health care system and hospital networks – particularly in rural and regional parts of the country. The…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – AM, ABC

Topics: COVID-19 – panic buying, PPE and domestic manufacturing E&OE: Kim Landers: Australian companies are being drafted into boosting manufacturing of vital medical equipment including ventilators, protective masks, and gowns and hand sanitiser. The Federal Industry Minister is Karen Andrews. I spoke with her earlier. Minister, when are we going to be able to go…