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 – ABC Gold Coast Breakfast

Topics: Parliament sitting, border restrictions, COVID misinformation E&OE: Tom Forbes: Travel restrictions, quarantine, the pandemic is a real spanner in the works for anyone who usually travels interstate for work or for personal reasons. Nicole Dyer: And one group of frequent travellers are of course our federal politicians. Tom Forbes: Queensland Health chief officer has…

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…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – Channel 7

Topic: Coronavirus vaccine, local manufacturing E&OE: Jennifer Bechwati: So, a brief outline of the vaccine run that you have planned? Karen Andrews: So we are being very proactive as the Government and looking for the opportunities for us to scale-up to manufacture any vaccine that is developed for COVID-19. So clearly it’s probably a number…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – Credlin, Sky News

Topics: Research into COVID-19 and Australian manufacturing of PPE E&OE: Peta Credlin: Welcome back, you’re watching Credlin. Well a South Australian company who normally packages- produces packaging for fast food will shift their production to masks. The company’s called Detmold and they’re expected to produce 145 million medical masks over the coming months. It comes…

TRANSCRIPT Interview – ABC Radio National Breakfast

Topics: industry supply chain, coronavirus vaccine, women in STEM  E&OE  Fran Kelly: Well as we’ve been reporting this morning, the Federal Government is finalising its stimulus package to combat the economic fallout from the COVID-19 virus. The emergency measures, according to some reports, could be worth around $10 billion initially. Tomorrow the Government will hold…