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…

Doorstop – Gold Coast: Ventilators

Subject: Australian made ventilators, PPE and sovereign capability Karen Andrews: I’m here today to speak about Australian manufacturing, and specifically to speak about the manufacturing of invasive ventilators right here in Australia. Now, today I’m announcing that there has been a contract signed between the Australian Government and Grey Innovation for the manufacture onshore –…

INCREASING DOMESTIC MANUFACTURING DURING COVID-19

The Federal Government is working with local industry to increase domestic production of medical protective equipment such as surgical face masks, sanitizer, goggles and gowns amid the outbreak of COVID-19. Med-Con Pty Ltd – a manufacturer near Shepparton in regional Victoria – has increased production with the support of the Government and the Australian Defence…