In the past few months the world has undergone a massive upheaval. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a rapid shift in gear with businesses and industry taking an unprecedented blow. “The virus is impacting on all sectors of our society, including Australia’s research sector. Industry across the nation has been called upon to retool, to manufacture medical equipment such as ventilators and surgical masks,” says John O’Callaghan, the Defence Science Institute (DSI) Chair and Victoria Defence Industry Advocate.
NEWS & INITIATIVES
To meet the evolving challenges of Australia's increasingly complex and contested security environment, Defence Science and Technology (DST) has led the development of More, together, a new science and technology (S&T) strategy for Defence, with the guidance of senior leadership across Defence, industry, academia and international partners.
As businesses in the state continue to battle the the ongoing disruptions brought about as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Victoria has put together a document that summarises the government assistance available to support industry. The document outlines the funds available to businesses and exporters, listing useful links and resources for those affected. To view the full document, click here.
Minister Reynolds (Defence Minister) and Minister Price (Minister for Defence Industry) have put out a joint media release about support for the defence industry sector during these difficult times. The release contains the following highlights which will have a positive impact on our members: