$1 BILLION MANUFACTURING AGREEMENT SECURES AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL HEALTH SECURITY

A new high-tech vaccine manufacturing facility will be developed in Melbourne to secure Australia’s long-term supply of critical health products including pandemic influenza vaccines and life-saving antivenoms. The $1 billion agreement between the Morrison Government and Seqirus also provides the ability to rapidly manufacture vaccines when responding to health pandemics in the future. Prime Minister…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – 3AW Breakfast with Ross and Russel

Topics: Modern Manufacturing Strategy E&OE: Ross Stevenson: Victorian medical, food and beverage businesses will become world leaders in a budget plan, costing $1.5 billion, to kick-start the nation’s manufacturing sector and create 300,000 jobs. Karen Andrews is the Minister for Industry, Science and Technology. Minister, good morning to you. Karen Andrews: Good morning. Ross Stevenson:…

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…

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…